Appointments are made by the Select Board. By statue, the commission may consist of not less than five nor more than 15 members. Annual Town Meeting 1962 established the commission with five members and Annual Town Meeting 1963 increased the number of members to seven. Members serve five-year terms.
Michael Kranzley, Chair
About the Commission
The Development and Industrial Commission is established under MGL Chapter 40, Section 8A for the promotion and development of the industrial resources of the municipality. The commission "shall conduct researches into industrial conditions, investigate and assist in the establishment of educational or commercial projects, including projects involving private enterprise, for the purpose of expanding or strengthening the local economy, and shall seek to co-ordinate the activities of unofficial bodies organized for said purposes." Hingham's commission was established in the early 60's and was very active and effective for many years. After a period of inactivity, it was revitalized in 1997.