What is the goal of the Hull Redevelopment Authority?
The Hull Redevelopment Authority is charged with creating a "Sense of Place" in our community through development that provides tax revenue, open space recreation, job growth, improved business environment, event venues, and parking for Nantasket Beach within an effective and efficient traffic pattern for Hull citizens and visitors. In order to do so, we have established the following principles for our board:
- We will maintain public confidence and trust in the HRA via transparent communication.
- We will recognize the value and intention of citizens who offer feedback, both positive and critical.
- We will communicate board meeting minutes and news with clarity and in a timely manner.
Click here to learn how the HRA is defined under MA general law.
The HRA board meetings are open to the public and are held on a monthly basis.
Meet Our Members
Robert DeCoste, Chair - term expires 2018
Bob DeCoste moved to Hull in 2002 with his wife Annie and son Kevin. Over the past 10 years, he has been involved with Hull Youth Football as both a coach and board member, and with the Parking Committee and the Canine Committee. He got elected to the HRA in 2013 and currently serves as Chair.
Bartley Kelly, Vice-Chair - term expires 2022
Bartley Kelly is a lifelong resident of the Town of Hull, he grew up in the Atlantic Hill/ Gun Rock area and is a graduate of The Hull Public School system. He has operated businesses and completed some rehab/developments in Hull. He has been an elected member of The Hull Redevelopment Authority since 1992 and currently serves as Vice-Chair. He is an employee of the Town of Hull working as The Assistant Building Commissioner. He is a member of The Green Hill Improvement Association and former President. Bartley lives in Hull with his wife Tracey and two children.
Spencer O'Loughlin, Member - term expires 2021
Spencer O’Loughlin has been a resident of Hull since 1984 where he and his wife Sarah raised four sons. He has served on the HRA board since 2001 and is currently the Vice-Chairman. He has also served as President of the Point Allerton Association. He enjoys playing and coaching basketball, ocean swimming, and enjoying the beauty and energy of Hull.
James Tobin, Treasurer - State Appointee
James M. Tobin, treasurer, is the state-appointed member to the HRA. He has served on the Board of Assessors for 13 years. He was elected to the Board of Selectman for four years. He also served on Hull’s Finance Committee for 10 years. Jim was appointed by the Governor for a three year term as Vice Chairman of the Massachusetts Board of the Environmental Management.
Jim worked for 25 years as a Forman with the AC&S Co., a nationwide industrial construction company. Before retired, he was a the department head of customer service at the Registry of Deeds in Plymouth for 10 years. Jim resides in the Hampton Circle area of town where he enjoys kayaking with his five granddaughters.
Dennis Zaia, Member - term expires 2019
Dennis Zaia has been a resident of Hull since 1976. He most recently served as President of the Board of Directors of the Friends of the Paragon Carousel and prior to that he served as President of the Hull-Nantasket Beach Chamber of Commerce. He has also served on the Advisory Board, The Parking Study Committee and the very first Beach Management Committee. He is actively involved with the Hull Lifesaving Museum in the Adult Rowing Program and the Nantasket Hull Rotary Club. Dennis lives in the Allerton Hill Neighborhood of Hull.