Regional Planning Team
Under the guidance of the Massachusetts Workforce Skills Cabinet (WSC) Secretariats, the following individuals convened as the Cape and Islands Regional Planning Team. The team was comprised of representatives from local businesses (3), higher education (2), K-12 education (4), economic development agencies (6), Cape and Islands Workforce Development Board members (5).
|Cape and Islands Regional Planning Team||Organization|
|Chris Richards||Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank|
|Bob Dutch||Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical High School|
|Jay Coburn||Community Development Partnership|
|John Cox||Cape Cod Community College|
|Maria Marasco||Mass Development|
|Paul Niedzwiecki||Cape Cod Commission|
|Rob Sanborn||Cape Cod Regional Technical High School|
|Wendy Northcross||Cape Cod Chamber of Commerce|
|Leslie Richardson||Cape Cod Commission|
|Jeanine Marshall||Coastal Community Capital|
|Francis McDonald||Mass Maritime Academy|
|Kristin Broadley||Centerville Pies|
|Adam Turner||Martha’s Vineyard Commission|
|Laura Newstead||Cape Cod Five Cents Savings Bank|
|Meg Mayo Brown||Barnstable Public Schools|
|Andrew Vorce||Town of Nantucket|
|Annie Dolan Niles||Cape Cod Regional Technical High School|
Other Shared Strategies
With the launch of the WorkSmart Partnership (successor to the Regional Planning Team), the regions actors in the areas impacted by this plan have agreed to the following three strategies to advance their shared goals:
- Continued and expanded coordination of existing activity by each partner (share resources and info).
- Identifying ideas which are successful and replicable and sharing them with partners across the state; seeking to join other planning teams in advancing them together (especially within areas requiring or improving with state policy changes).
- Collaboration on fundraising proposals, specifically for
a) training initiatives,
b) wastewater treatment facility developments, and
c) affordable housing supply expansion initiatives.