Community Engagement Committee Meeting – October 1, 2012

In attendance:  Father Stan Aksamit, Our Lady of Peace Parish, Michael DeChiara, United Way, Andrea Miller, data analyst, Andrew Morehouse, Food Bank, Pamela Schwartz, network coordinator, Lynne Wallace, Dietz&Co. Architects, network chair

Website Update:  Preparing to move site to

Must coordinate migration with design changes.

Sub-group responsible for web design:  Andrea, Michael, Lynne, Charlie (if interested and able – Lynne will reach out).

Andrea will facilitate transition (and group agreed that authorization for consultant payment for “maintenance” includes payment for set-up time).

Timeline: by next meeting, aim to have migration complete; Michael will start to consider designs.

Leadership Council Meeting Agenda Brainstorm (10/24, 10 am – 12 noon, Berkshire Regional Housing Authority, Pittsfield)

Senator Ben Downing will be there.  Will ask him if he would like to share legislative update.

1. Regional Planning Commission presentation on mapping for workforce development effort (shelters/hotels/transportation/child care/job and career centers).  Consider RPC presentation targeting Berkshire County since where meeting is located.

2. EA update/discussion

3. Updates including Fireman Foundation grant and other grant updates; budget update; CoC reconfiguration

Next meeting: Monday, 11/5, 9-10:15 am, Northampton Senior Center
  Agenda items:  follow-up on website, Leadership Council meeting

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