EDC Administrative Support

Applicant Name

Jon Spector (on behalf of the EDC)

Applicant Organization

Economic Development Commission

Phone Number

802-457-9109

Mailing Address

16 The Gren

Woodstock

VT

05091

Organization Website

Grant Request Summary

The EDC is seeking funding for a part-time Administrator/Coordinator. This position has been funded since 2017 (?) on a contracted basis, as the EDC is the only Town-appointed permanent commission without support from the municipal staff. The Administrator/Coordinator is responsible for preparing for EDC meetings (minutes, postings, distribution of materials), maintaining the EDC accounts and coordinating approvals for payments, overseeing selected EDC programs (e.g. the Empty Storefront program), and overseeing the administrative aspects of the EDC's grant program.

The role has in the past been expanded beyond administrative tasks to be a Coordinator position, with responsibilities for engaging with the public, leading various processes, preparing grants, working with grant applicants and other interested parties to advance ideas and proposals that further economic and community development, and to take on ad hoc initiatives as needed.

Depending on the applicants the EDC identifies over the next several months, the budget for this position could be expanded to take into account this broader role.

Project Budget

$18,000 to $25,000, depending on the timing of hiring

Desired Grant Amount

$18,000 to $25,000

Other Funding Sources

Project Timeframe

Hiring (hopefully) to start April 1 through December, 2022

How will this project benefit the economic and community development of Woodstock?

It allows the EDC to continue to operate, allocating less than 10% of our budget to administrative costs

Which EDC Working Grouop Objectives does your project best support?

Other Objectives

Project Collaborations

Additional Comments