Seaport Economic Council

The Seaport Economic Council helps coastal communities develop and improve local assets to facilitate economic growth. The Seaport Council serves all 78 of Massachusetts’ diverse coastal communities and helps each to use their unique economic assets to grow the economy and unlock job creation. The Council also awards grants to create jobs and build resilience to climate change.

COVID-19: NOAA Fisheries Funding

The U.S. Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries will provide $300M in federal CARES Act funding for fishery participants affected by COVID-19. Massachusetts has been allocated $28M of this funding to support coastal and marine fisheries.

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    • Secretary of Administration and Finance Designee

      Nora Yousif

      Vice President, RBC Wealth Management

    • Secretary of Transportation Designee

      Nathan Peyton

      Deputy Chief of Staff, DOT

    • Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Designee

      Daniel Sieger

      Assistant Secretary for Environment

    • Office of Coastal Zone Management

      Lisa Berry Engler

      Director, Office of Coastal Zone Management

    • City of Boston

      Richard McGuinness

      Deputy Director for Climate Change and Environmental Planning, City of Boston

    • City of Fall River

      Paul Coogan

      Mayor, City of Fall River

    • City of Gloucester

      Sefatia Romeo-Theken

      Mayor, City of Gloucester

    • City of New Bedford

      Jonathan Mitchell

      Mayor, City of New Bedford

    • City of Salem

      Kim Driscoll

      Mayor of Salem

    • Northeast Region Coastal Community Representative

      Paul Crowley

      Executive Director, Greater Lynn Senior Services

    • Bristol, Dukes, Nantucket Counties Coastal Community Representative

      Sam Mundel

    • Plymouth, Barnstable Counties Coastal Community Representative

      Elizabeth Simmons

      Vice President External Affairs, MMA

    • Suffolk and Norfolk Counties Coastal Community Representative

      Thomas Koch

      Mayor, City of Quincy

    • Trade Association Seat 1

      Harlan Doliner

      Vice President, Mabbett & Associates

    • Trade Association Seat 2

      Murray Scudder

      Passenger Vessel Association, VP/Operations Hyline Cruises

    • Trade Association Seat 3

      Edward Barrett

      President, Massachusetts Fishermen’s Partnership

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