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 Executive Office of Housing and Economic Development MA Office of Business 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
John Mann NAGE
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.

To read more: CIWB Regional Planning Blueprint Narrative