Economic Development Committee


Member Term Expires
Donielle Cardinale March 31, 2021
Sara Garretson
March 31, 2021
Jennifer Wheeler Del Vaglio
March 31, 2021
Leslie Merinoff March 31, 2021
John E. Malley,  Chairperson  March 31, 2021
Brent Robertson  March 31, 2021 
Denis Noncarrow, Government Liaison Officer  
Councilman Bob Ghosio, Town Board Liaison

Vacant, Secretary 


The Town Board created an Economic Development Committee (EDC) in November 2011 to advance initiatives to support economic growth for residents and businesses within the Town of Southold. The volunteer committee is charged with promoting economic vitality through implementing the goals and objectives as outlined in the draft Economic Chapter of the Town’s developing comprehensive plan, “Southold 2020.”

Mission Statement

The Economic Development Committee will facilitate the successful economic growth and revitalization of existing businesses while attracting new commerce and cultural opportunities that complement the true spirit and character of the community, resulting in long-term employment possibilities and a diversified economic base that will further benefit the quality of life enjoyed by all who live and visit the Town.

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Town of Southold Business Guide

Suffolk County Industrial and Commercial Incentive Plan

The Town of Southold participates with the Suffolk County Industrial Commercial Incentive Plan to encourage private investment through the abatement of property taxes. Real Property constructed, altered, installed or improved for the purpose of commercial, business or industrial activity and which is contained within the geographic areas and industry sectors described in the Plan are eligible for an exemption from the increase of taxation and special ad valorem levies. Click here to see Southold’s program.

Meeting agendas and minutes can be obtained using our document management portal in a folder called committees.

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Contact Us

  1. Denis Noncarrow
    Government Liaison Officer
    Economic Development Email

    Southold Town Hall
    53095 Route 25
    P.O. Box 1179
    Southold, NY 11971-0059

    Ph: (631) 765-5806
    Fx: (631) 765-1823


    Monday - Friday
    8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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