Westfield Redevelopment Authority

Meetings


  • 8 a.m.
  • First Tuesday of each month
  • City Hall
    59 Court Street
    Westfield, MA 01085

Agendas & Minutes


Agendas are available prior to the meetings.
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Members

Name Contact Term Expires Position
Mark A. Morin
Email 02/2021  
William Parks
Email
02/2017 State Rep
Ali Salehi
Email 10/2019  
Kathleen M. Witalisz
Email 02/2021  
Thomas Woodson
Email
02/2021  

Overview


The Westfield Redevelopment Authority (WRA) is a corporate and politic body, established by the City of Westfield and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts under former Massachusetts General Laws (“MGL”) Chapter 121, Section 2600, the predecessor to the present MGL Chapter 121B, Section 4 (Chapter 121 was recodified in 1969 as Chapter 121B).  The WRA has the powers of an “operating agency” and additional powers as an “urban renewal agency”. The broad development capabilities of the WRA include the power to engage in “urban renewal projects” and other projects, the power to buy and sell property, the power to acquire property through eminent domain, and the power to designate projects under MGL Chapter 121A.

Composition


The Authority is made up of five (5) members, four of which are appointed by the Mayor and approve by the City Council and one (1) of which is appointed by the Governor of Massachusetts