Claremont Development Authority

The Claremont Development Authority (CDA) is comprised of volunteer community business leaders dedicated to supporting Claremont's economic development. They act to acquire, develop, expand, lease or sell commercial property to expand job opportunities and the city tax base.

Term: 3 Years

Meeting Schedule: 7:30 AM, fourth Thursday of every month at 14 North Street (Visitor Center)

Appointments made by: Nomination and Appointment by the City Council 

2024 Meeting Schedule

Ordinance #620 Revised 2/2024

CDA Loan Application

CDA Facade Loan Application

CDA Bylaws Revised Signed 4/25/2024

RSA 162G

Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) - Notice of Availability


CDA Micro Loan Program
The City of Claremont, by and through the Claremont Development Authority, has made recovery funds available to support small businesses in the downtown area.  Specifically, the funds target businesses on Tremont Street, Opera House Square, Sullivan Street to Franklin Street, and Pleasant Street to Summer Street.  The program is designed to make short term, low interest financing available to qualifying applicants, either independently if other funding is not available, or participating with other finance institutions with the approval of the participating bank or finance partner.
Click HERE for more information on the CDA Micro Loan Program and click HERE for the application.


May 23, 2024 CDA Meeting Packet 

Board Members
Term Expires
Chair, Key Properties
Keith Raymond
Seat 2
Robert Porter
Vice-Chair, Finance
Andre Lafreniere
Seat 4
Martha Maki
Seat 5
Justin Provost
Thomas Rock
Seat 7
Dale Girard

Dale Girard is a lifelong resident of the City of Claremont.  He is a 1985 Graduate of Stevens High School.  Dale purchased the family business in 1999 which he continues to own and operate utilizing current business practices. In 2002 he completed his Paramedic Certificate Program from the New England EMS Institute.  In 2007 he completed an Associates in Business Degree. 


He met Allyn in 2005 and they were married in 2007.  Dale has a daughter Erica and son Dale Jr. both of whom graduated from Stevens High School.  Erica and her husband Jason live in Enfield with daughters Alice and Nora.  Dale Jr and his wife Kimberly live in Claremont with their sons, Ryan and Theodore.

Dale was past President of the former Rotary Club of Claremont.  Dale has served on the Airport Advisory Board and Planning Board. 


When Dale is not working, he enjoys spending time enjoying the outdoors in Pittsburg, NH.   Dale enjoys traveling.  He is especially happy when he gets to pilot his Piper Arrow. 

Seat 8
Allison Browning
Seat 9
William Limoges
City Manager, Ex-officio
Octavian Manale
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