COMMITTEES

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Business Growth & Management

Committee Chair: Len Nitti

It is the mission of the Monmouth-Ocean Development Council Business Growth & Development Committee to assist business owners and professionals in developing successful business strategies.

The committee achieves its mission by: a) educating and informing MODC members about sound business principles and practices, new technologies, legislation impacting local business, available business resources and markets; b) advocating for the interests of the business and professional community; c) providing networking opportunities with local professional and community leaders through organized programs and events.


Cultural & Tourism

Committee Chair: Tom Gilmour

Plan, coordinate, enhance, and market tourism and culture in Monmouth and Ocean Counties to provide opportunities for increasing the economic well being of the bi-county area, while preserving the quality of life.


Economic Development

Committee Chair: Ed Gurskis

The goal of the Economic Development Committee is to stimulate economic development of business and industry in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. They explore issues and legislation relevant to areas of interest to MODC. To become better informed about the concerns of the Monmouth/Ocean region and to be advocates for issues and legislation that will ultimately affect the bi-county area.


Education Foundation

Committee Chair: Christina Paccione

The Education Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization established to assist youth in Monmouth and Ocean Counties. Its mission is to support an educated, skilled and competent workforce by providing funding for scholarships, mentoring, and education programs.

Please support our local students by calling the MODC office at 732-751-8696, or Steve Bumbera at 732-974-6100, to learn how you can help.


Energy & Environment

Committee Chair: Allison Waldron

The Energy and Environment Committee endeavors to foster a cooperative, balanced relationship among economic, environmental and energy interests, and to provide education, opportunities and timely information in an effort to achieve a balanced approach to relevant issues and concerns, while enhancing the quality of life in the bi-county area.


Government Relations

Committee Chair: Paul Dement

The mission of the MODC Government Relations Committee is to provide access, and disseminate information, to and from MODC members and government officials, such that MODC's membership benefits, and representatives of government can interact with MODC as a resource for reaching businesses and organizations in the two county area.

The MODC Government Relations Committee hosts two events each year to bring the business community together with political and legislative leaders - the annual Legislative Reception in the Spring, and the Candidate's Luncheon in the Fall.

 


Marketing Committee

Committee Chair: Suzanne Stingo

Our Mission Statement

To promote and create awareness of MODC initiatives and events through our website, social media , videos, publications and news releases.
To further the visibility of MODC.
To enhance the value of MODC to potential and current members.

Please feel free to join us if marketing is your interest. Help us spread the word about MODC.


Member Services Committee

Committee Chair: Steve Juliano

Our Mission Statement

To cultivate the relationship between MODC and it's members by continuously monitoring the pulse of the organization. This is accomplished by promoting the value of participation, whether at luncheons, committee meetings or other MODC events and activities, and by addressing the needs of MODC members through personal or telephone contact, orientation briefings and any other methods deemed appropriate by the committee.


Nonprofit Committee

Committee Chair: Luisa Vroman

To improve the delivery of services provided to area residents by nonprofit groups through:

  • Offering nonprofits a forum for the exchange of information and ideas;
  • Promoting both formal and informal collaboration among MODC member nonprofits as well as the greater nonprofit community as a whole.
  • Establishing linkages among the nonprofit, business and government sectors and;
  • Informing the MODC membership of the contribution made to the bi-county area by member nonprofits.

 


Technology Committee

Committee Chair: Marshall Wright

It is the mission of the MODC Technology Committee to:

  • Articulate and promote an understanding of existing technologies and technological trends, and their implications with respect to business, education and government.
  • Organize and pursue educational programs, partnerships and initiatives that help members take full advantage of existing and emerging technologies and promote technology driven economic growth in Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
  • Advocate for legislation and initiatives that advance technology to the benefit of the businesses in the Monmouth-Ocean region and around the state.


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