Impact Essex County is an initiative of the Essex County Community Foundation (ECCF) that uses Community Indicators as measurements of social, environmental and economic factors that affect a community’s quality of life. The Impact Essex County website is aimed at creating a holistic picture of Essex County to deepen knowledge and understanding of our community and its local areas.
The data and analysis of 100 indicators on this website will serve as a common source of information on critical topics that affect progress in Essex County. The metrics tracked will inform not only ECCF but also all community stakeholders to facilitate collaboration within Essex County and monitor the impact of collective efforts.
The Impact Essex County project is advised by a countywide Council of community leaders representing government, business and nonprofit sectors. The Advisory Council is assisting ECCF with analyzing the indicator results, identifying the County’s most pressing needs and developing a countywide initiative to successfully address the most urgent issues.
Members of the Council are:
|Tony Beadle||Executive Director, Rockport Music|
|Edward Becker||President, Essex County Greenbelt (retired|
|Lori Abrams Berry||Executive Director, Greater Lynn Community Health Center|
|Magnolia Contreras||Director of Community Benefits, Dana Farber Cancer Institute|
|Frank G. Cousins, Jr.||President & CEO, Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce & Industry|
|Andrew DeFranza||Executive Director, Harborlight Community Partners|
|Lee Dellicker||Owner, President & CEO, Windover Construction|
|Kim Driscoll||Mayor, City of Salem|
|Becky Hallowell||The Women’s Fund of Essex County|
|Rick Jakious||District Director, Office of Congressman Seth Moulton|
|Paul Lanzikos||Executive Director, North Shore Elder Services|
|Ana Luna||Executive Director, ACT Lawrence|
|Kara McLaughlin||Executive Director, House of the Seven Gables|
|Patricia Meservey||President, Salem State University|
|Josh Miner||Executive Director, Stevens Foundations|
|David Olson||Editor, Salem News, Gloucester Times|
|Jeff Riley||Superintendent, Lawrence Public Schools|
|Jim Rullo||Senior Vice President Wellington Management, (retired)|
|Carla Saccone||President & CEO, Children's Friend and Family Service|
|Mary Sarris||Executive Director, Northshore Workforce Investment Board|
|Bridget Shaheen||Executive Director, Lazarus House|
|Kevin Tierney||President, Northshore Bank|
|Sue Todd||President & CEO, Pathways for Children|
Impact Essex County was developed with assistance from the Center for Governmental Research (CGR), based in Rochester, New York. CGR is a nonprofit research and consulting firm that has been delivering expert support to the public, nonprofit and private sectors for over a century. CGR has developed community indicator projects across New York, Arkansas, Pennsylvania and Delaware.