SRPEDD Commission

Learn about the SRPEDD Commission and its role in the SRPEDD.

The Commission of the Southeastern Regional Planning and Economic Development District (SRPEDD) includes the chief elected officials (mayors and boards of selectmen) in SRPEDD’s 27 cities and towns (or their appointee); the region’s 27 planning boards (or their appointee); and up to six at large slots representative of low income and minority group interests.

The Commissioners govern the agency as a board of directors, setting policy, establishing priorities and representing their communities in regional deliberations. The commission has administrative responsibilities including electing officers, adopting the budget, appointing committees, employing the executive director and establishing the policies for employment of the staff. The SRPEDD Commission generally meets 9-10 times per year, usually on the fourth Wednesday of each month.


May 2020 - May 2021 SRPEDD Commissioners

City/Town Board of Selectmen Delegate Planning Board Delegate
Acushnet Henry Young Henry Young
Attleboro Gary Ayrassian
Berkley Joseph Callahan Steven Leary
Carver Jim Walsh Bruce Maki
Dartmouth Stephen Taylor Kevin Melo
Dighton Jeff Carvalho
Fairhaven Robert Espindola René Fleurent, Jr.
Fall River William Kenney/Ricky Tith A/L John Ferreira
Freetown David DeManche Chris McKay
Lakeville Maureen Candito Barbara Mancovsky
Mansfield Daniel Austin Horowitz Daniel Austin Horowitz
Marion Norman Hills Norman Hills
Mattapoisett Robert A. Burgmann Janice Robbins
Middleborough Leilani Dalpe Leeann Bradley
New Bedford Jamie Ponte/ Patrick Sullivan, At- Large Tabitha Harkin
North Attleborough Lyle Pirnie Marie K. Clarner
Norton Sandra Ollerhead Steven Hornsby
Plainville Christopher Yarworth Christopher Yarworth
Raynham Carol Sullivan Matthew Andrade
Rehoboth Gerald V. Schwall William Costa
Rochester Greenwood Hartley, III Steve Starrett
Seekonk Steve D'Amico Phoebe Lee Dunn
Somerset Lloyd Mendes Rich Fenstermaker
Swansea George Hovorka John P. Hansen, Jr.
Taunton William Roth/Janine Peccini, At- Large
Wareham Alan Slavin, Chairman Michael King
Westport Steven J. Ouellette James Whitin