In response to COVID-19, FRCOG offices are closed. Staff are working remotely. Email is likely the most efficient way to reach us. You can find our contact information on the Staff page under the About link below.

Building, plumbing and wiring inspectors are responding to emergencies only.

All meetings, workshops and forums are cancelled or have been changed to a call-in or video format.  Please look for emails from FRCOG staff about specific meetings or on our calendar at the Meetings and Events link below.

CEDS Committee and EDD Governing Board

 

CEDS Committee

Funded in part from a grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA), the Franklin County Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Committee provides guidance to the FRCOG CEDS Program, the region’s economic development planning program. Committee members are appointed by the FRCOG Executive Committee, and represent Greenfield (1), central county towns (2), west county towns (2), east county towns (2), the Franklin Regional Planning Board (1), regional organizations (7), and at-large community members (4).  These regional organizations include: Community Action Pioneer Valley, Franklin County Community Development Corporation,  Franklin County Chamber of Commerce, Franklin County Regional Housing & Redevelopment Authority, Greenfield Community College,  MassHire Franklin Hampshire Regional Workforce Board, and MassHire Franklin Hampshire Career Center.

Past Meeting Minutes

Minutes to be posted once approved: June 8, 2020
April 9, 2020 minutes
February 11, 2020 minutes
November 19, 2019 minutes
June 12, 2019 minutes
April 24, 2019 minutes
December 6, 2018 minutes
June 6, 2018 minutes
April 25, 2018 minutes
February 28, 2018 minutes
October 18, 2017 minutes
June 7, 2017 minutes
May 4, 2017 minutes 
December, 7 2016 minutes
October 5, 2016 minutes
May 24, 2016 minutes
April 13, 2016 minutes
February, 11 2016 minutes
December, 15 2015 minutes
May 28, 2015 minutes
To view copies of prior years’ meeting minutes, please contact Jessica Atwood, Economic Development Program Manager, by email jatwood@frcog.org or telephone at 413-774-3167 x123 with your request.

 EDD Governing Board

Funded in part from a grant from the EDA, the Economic Development District (EDD) Governing Board provides oversight to the FRCOG CEDS Program. Membership to the Board is appointed by the FRCOG Executive Committee and is representative of economic interests of the region.

Past Meeting Minutes
Starting on June 14, 2018, the EDD Governing Board meetings began to be convened as part of the FRCOG Executive Committee meetings.  To view these minutes, click here.
August 8, 2019 minutes
June 13, 2019 minutes
May 9, 2019 minutes
December 13, 2018 minutes
June 14, 2018 minutes
February 28, 2018 minutes
October 18, 2017 minutes
June 7, 2017 minutes
May 4, 2017 minutes
May 24, 2016 minutes
November 19, 2015 minutes
June 2,9 2015 minutes
May 28, 2015 minutes
To view copies of prior years’ meeting minutes, please contact Jessica Atwood, Economic Development Program Manager, by email jatwood@frcog.org or telephone at 413-774-3167 x123 with your request.