Created by the Planning Board after the completion of the Town’s Master Plan in April 2009, the Master Plan Implementation Committee discusses the goals and progress of the various action items in the Master Plan, and provides assistance to Town groups and departments to achieve those action items.


The Master Plan Implementation Committee has 9 members who are appointed by multiple boards as described below. There are no terms for the members. Current members include:

NAME   Role Appointed by
 Jessica Porter  Chair  Board of Selectmen
 Shaw McDermott  Vice Chair  Planning Board
 Frederick Civian  Clerk  Conservation Commission
 Carol Hills  Member  Sustainability Advisory Committee
 Marty Lindeman  Member  Finance & Warrant Committee
 Ryan McDermott  Member  Board of Selectmen
James E. O'Brien IV  Member  Planning Board
 Michelle Persson Reilly  Member  Planning Board
Dennis Teehan  Member  Board of Selectmen


Town boards and committees consist of volunteers who may not be available during business hours. If you need a response during business hours, please contact the Planning & Zoning Department.


The Master Plan Implementation Committee meets on the second Monday of the month. Public meeting dates and times are posted at Town Hall and the Dedham Public Library at least 48 hours before each meeting in compliance with the Massachusetts Open Meeting Law. Meeting agendas will also be posted on this website.