Community Development Committee


Debora Keller - Bath Housing Authority rep.July 2021
Carrie Kinne - non-profit organization rep.July 2021
Karl Albrecht - at largeJuly 2022
Gretchen Jaeger - Main Street Bath rep.July 2022
Mara Pennell - banking rep.July 2023
Rick Bisson - real estate rep.July 2023
Assistant City ManagerEx officio
Director of Planning and DevelopmentEx officio
Julie AmbrosinoCity Council rep.

Membership updated 5-4-2021


The Community Development Committee was created by City Council resolution in 1992. It’s mission is to promote community growth and development through strategic neighborhood stabilization and partnering on supportive programming to benefit residents and property owners. The committee will serve as the review committee for state and federal grant applications and advise the City Council on applications, plans and policies to help meet community development goals.

Appointments and Meeting Schedule

This is a standing committee. Appointments made by City Council. Three-year appointments.


  • Review committee for Community Development Block Grant and Brownfields programs
  • Citizen Involvement Day
  • Housing – new/re- development, winterize
  • Approve loans for housing improvement programs
  • Neighborhood stabilization, including abandoned properties
  • Homelessness (when applicable)
  • Downtown façade program
  • Food insecurity/stability (when applicable)
  • Agriculture (when applicable)
  • Playgrounds (when applicable)
  • Public art (when applicable)

General Information
Assistant City Manager
Marc Meyers
Phone Numbers
Emergencies: Dial 911
55 Front Street

Monday - Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM