Moraga Economic Development Team
In October 2010, the Moraga Economic Development Team was constituted by the Town Council under the direction of the Town Manager to promote the overall economic health of the community. Specifically, they have been charged with creating a business-friendly environment for existing and new businesses and a vibrant shopping, dining and entertainment experience for residents, visitors and the local workforce.
Through an interview and selection process, community members involved with the Town of Moraga’s Revenue Enhancement effort selected Mary Coe, Richard Larsen and Renee Zeimer to work as a volunteer team to promote Moraga and assist in their efforts.
The Economic Development Team will be working closely with businesses, property owners and the community to support existing businesses, encourage business creation from within the community and attract new business.
The Moraga Economic Development Community Survey – January 2011 has been designed to collect information from residents, students, workers, and shoppers to better understand (1) how people get information about Moraga; (2) what are the local shopping habits and preferences; (3) ideas about promoting and attracting new businesses to Moraga; (4) and most of all, meeting the community’s needs by offering retail merchandise, services and activities that will excite you about shopping here.
We hope you will take the time to respond to our survey questions. Your information will help shape the future of the town. Please help us get the survey out to your neighbors, friends and colleagues. You can also reach us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Renee Zeimer has held positions leading initiatives and projects in local government for more than 12 years. Most recently she worked for the City of Walnut Creek on a variety of projects that included economic development, community outreach, and environmental sustainability. She and her husband have lived in Moraga since 1984 where they raised their two children.
Mary Coe has taught business in the School of Economic and Business Administration at St. Mary’s College (SMC) for over ten years. Currently, she is teaching a January term class titled, Extreme Makeover for Moraga. Mary and her 40 SMC students are exploring ideas to make Moraga more of a college town. Mary has lived in the Lamorinda area for fourteen years where she raised her two children and three step-children.
Richard A. Larsen has worked his whole career in the real estate business primarily focusing on commercial brokerage and development of industrial, office and retail projects. He worked with Cushman and Wakefield and Grubb and Ellis as well as other firms. Rich served as a member of the Walnut Creek Planning Commission for four years. He has lived in the area since 1979 where he raised his three children. He now resides in Moraga Country Club.