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Governor Chris Sununu Announces Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force, First Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow

For Immediate Release
April 21, 2020

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Governor Chris Sununu Announces Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force, First Meeting Scheduled for Tomorrow
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Concord, NH – Today, Governor Chris Sununu announced the formation of the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force, which will develop a plan and oversee the state and private-sector actions needed to reopen New Hampshire's economy while minimizing the adverse impact on public health.

"Here in New Hampshire, we have been formulating a plan to look at how we can reopen our state in a smart, phased approach that is rooted in science and data for quite some time," said Governor Chris Sununu. "Today's announcement does not mean we are flipping a switch and opening things tomorrow, but is rather a proactive approach enabling us to plan for the re-opening of our economy from a public health standpoint. The formation of the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force will work collaboratively with public health experts and stakeholders across all industries to examine how we can start to re-open of our economy in phases, guided by public health, which will always come first."

The task force is scheduled to hold its first meeting tomorrow, Wednesday, April 22 at 4 PM.

The Task Force is comprised of a group of bipartisan legislators, private-sector leaders, and state officials, including:

  • Taylor Caswell, Commissioner, New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs
  • DJ Bettencourt, Policy Director, Governor's Office
  • Kevin Cavanaugh, New Hampshire State Senator
  • Shannon Chandley, New Hampshire State Senator
  • Sharon Carson, New Hampshire State Senator
  • Bob Giuda, New Hampshire State Senator
  • Ed Butler, New Hampshire State Representative
  • Mel Meyler, New Hampshire State Representative
  • Bill Marsh, New Hampshire State Representative
  • Tim Lang, New Hampshire State Representative
  • John Nyhan, Hampton Area Chamber of Commerce
  • Mike Somers, CEO/President, New Hampshire Lodging and Restaurants
  • Steve Ahnan, President, New Hampshire Hospital Association
  • Timothy Mone, President, New Hampshire Police Association
  • Nancy Kyle, President/CEO, NH Retailers Association
  • Chris Emond, CEO, Central New Hampshire Boys & Girls Club
  • Lori Harnois, Director, State of New Hampshire Travel & Tourism
  • Phil Bryce, State of New Hampshire Parks & Recreation Director
  • Bruce Berke, New Hampshire Travel Council and New Hampshire Chapter of the National Federation of Independent Business

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
First Meeting of the Governor's Economic Re-Opening Task Force
4:00 PM
Call-in: 1-800-356-8278
Pin: 125563

Pursuant to RSA 91-A:2, this meeting is open to the public.