Economic Development Advisory Committee


Since 2010, the Economic Development Advisory Committee (EDAC) has assisted the Township, in an advisory role, by proactively promoting responsible commercial revitalization to expand and strengthen Hanover’s economy through a partnership of government, business, and the community. Hanover has leveraged a business-friendly mindset, its location and infrastructure, and the availability of prime sites to attract and grow a diverse business base, and re-mediate multiple contaminated sites. As a result, Hanover is recognized statewide as an economic development "success story."

What's Next?

EDAC is focused on attracting and retaining business and fostering a “Shop Local” community mindset in Hanover Township. Some ways the group will achieve this are through the following initiatives:

  • Welcome to Hanover - Engaging new businesses early, providing them with valuable information to familiarize them with Hanover Township and the support it provides, and how to go about requesting a grand opening & ribbon-cutting ceremony
  • Shop Hanover– Creating a community of businesses located in Hanover Township through informal business card swap networking events & social media
  • Hanover First – Launching a website to allow Hanover Township contractors, suppliers, and other commercial service providers access to developer-submitted upcoming commercial projects 
  • Enhancement & relaunch of the online Hanover Township business directory
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Other Initiatives

Rutgers "Placemaking in Hanover" Study

Hanover Township is pleased to announce the release of “Placemaking in Hanover,” a report developed by students in the Spring, 2021 Urban Planning Seminar in Placemaking at the Rutgers University Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, in partnership with the Hanover Township Committee and the Township’s Economic Development Advisory Committee (“EDAC”).

Hanover 2026

Semi-Annual Reports

Reports submitted to the Township Committee describing the achievements and recommendations of the group covering the preceding six months.

Related Documents & Links


Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


NameTitleTerm Expiration
Brueno, RobertChairpersonDecember 31, 2023
Potkay, GeneVice-ChairpersonDecember 31, 2023
Davey, GregMemberDecember 31, 2023
DiMontova, SuzanneMemberDecember 31, 2023
Elias, PaulMemberDecember 31, 2023
Knauss, MichaelMemberDecember 31, 2023
Linfante, ArthurMemberDecember 31, 2023
Mattessich, ChristopherMemberDecember 31, 2023
VacancyMemberDecember 31, 2023
O'Connor, DarenMemberDecember 31, 2023
Shannon, SusanMemberDecember 31, 2023
Yoon, DavidMemberDecember 31, 2023
Ferramosca, John L.Director of Planning, MemberDecember 31, 2023
Gallagher, Thomas “Ace”Mayor, MemberDecember 31, 2023
Breen, DanAlternate 1December 31, 2023
Campbell, RichAlternate 2December 31, 2023
Brancheau, BlaisTownship Planner-
Snow, ShelbyEDAC Internal Coordinator-