Community & Economic Development

Ayer Community & Economic Development Department Mission: Engaging and assisting our entire community to build a vibrant, healthy, enterprising and equitable town and region.

Ayer Community & Economic Development Department Core Values: Public service, community, equity, collaboration, respect, opportunity, enterprise and innovation inform all of our policies and practices, both within our office environment and when engaging with the broad-base of our residential and commercial community. We strive to incorporate these ideals into the work we do with one another, our partners, and the people we serve.


  • Planning: Expanding your current building or planning a new one for growth or a new business? WE CAN HELP.
  • Economic Development: You’ll Find All the Contacts Information You’ll Need To Know to Expand or Start Your Biz.   
  • Community Development: Grants and Grant Money To Help With Residential and Multi-Family Home Rehab.

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Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Alicia Hersey Community Development Administrator (978) 772-8221
Alan Manoian Director of Community & Economic Development (978) 772-8206