Redevelopment Authority

Meetings

  • 3rd Wednesday of every month

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Members

  1. Evan Silverio

    Chairman
    Phone: 978-390-3320

  1. Elias Rodriguez

    Vice Chairman
    Phone: 978-857-6317

  1. Michelle Melancon

    Treasurer
    Phone: 978-985-4384

  1. Jennelle Graziano

    Vice Treasurer
    Phone: 978-610-0362

  1. Kristen Harol

    Voting Members
    Phone: 978-828-7491

  1. Anne-Marie Nyhan-Doherty

    Administrative Assistant
    Phone: 978-620-3503

Membership

The Lawrence Redevelopment Authority consists of Five (5) members. Four (4) members are appointed by the Mayor, and One member is appointed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. All Members shall be appointed to serve for initial terms of one, two, four, and five years, respectively.

Responsibilities

The Lawrence Redevelopment Authority shall have the following responsibility;

  • Under General Laws chapter 121 B Section 5, as well as Section 7. A housing or redevelopment authority shall elect from among its members a chairman and a vice-chairman, and may employ counsel, an executive director who shall be ex officio secretary of the authority,
  • Establish rehabilitation and design standards;
  • Assemble and dispose of land, including the taking of real estate through eminent domain;
  • Relocate businesses and residents occupying property in urban renewal areas;
  • Demolish and / or rehabilitate substandard structures;
  • Participate in real estate development and commercial revitalization;
  • Issue bonds, borrow money, invest funds, and receive grants; and
  • Accept gifts or requests.

Qualifications

All members of boards, commissions, authorities, and committees of the city, whether appointed by the mayor or the city council, shall be residents of the city unless otherwise provided for in the General Laws or in the Municipal Code, with the exception that no more than three members of the airport commission may be nonresidents. All applicants must be residents of the City of Lawrence. Download the application (PDF). Boards and commissions applications are also available at the:

City of Lawrence, Office of the Mayor Daniel Rivera
200 Common Street
3rd Floor
Lawrence, MA 01840

Applications

The deadline for applications is until selected and filled. Please send your application to the Mayor's Office. Said appointment is subject to the appointment of the Mayor Daniel Rivera and the confirmation of the Lawrence City Council. The City of Lawrence is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Daniel Rivera, Mayor