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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