Economic Development Commission

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The Economic Development Commission will recommendations to City Council by researching and studying topics related to economic development.  In addition, the Commission will provide an annual report to the Council so as to ensure transparency.

In order to qualify for this appointment, individuals must possess subject matter expertise in at least one of the following economic development industry segments listed below, however, no two voting Commission members shall have subject matter expertise in the same industry segment.  Membership on the Commission shall be limited to individuals who represent the industry segments listed here.

  1. Chamber of Commerce Representative
  2. Commercial Real Estate Developer
  3. Local Business Owner
  4. Higher Education Institution
  5. Workforce Development Agency, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), or Small Business Administration (SBA)
  6. Tahoma School District Representative
  7. Financial Institution (bank or credit union)
  8. Visitor Attraction
  9. Public Utility (electric, water/sewer, telecommunications)

Commission members shall serve three-year terms and Alternate Commissioners shall serve two-year terms.

Questions concerning this commission should be directed to Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager at (425) 413-8800.

 EDC Members:
     1.  Chamber of Commerce
Erica Dial (Maple Valley Chamber of Commerce)
     2.  Developer
 Ty Pendergraft (Pendergraft Associates)
     3.  Local Business Owner
 Mike Zahajko (CAF Environmental Solutions)
     4.  Higher Education
 Sandra Davidson (Program Manager - Green River College)
     5.  Workforce Development
 Roleta Batiste (WorkSource Seattle-King County)
     6.  Tahoma School District
 Lori Cloud (Tahoma School District)
     7.  Financial Institution
 Nick Duben (Columbia Bank)
     8.  Tourist Attraction (at-large)           
 Larry Baumgart (Maple Valley Farmers Market)
     9.  Utility (ex-officio)
 Sally Mohr (Covington Water District)

City Staff providing support to the Commission includes:

  • Laura Philpot, City Manager;
  • Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager;
  • Andrew Dacuag, Deputy City Clerk;
  • Scott Tkach, Public Works/Community Development Director;
  • Matt Torpey, Community Development Manager;
  • Dorothy Stickney, Executive Assistant;

Wedding Open House at Lake Wilderness Lodge

  • Date: 02/24/2018 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  • Location: Lake Wilderness Lodge
    22500 SE 248th Street
    Maple Valley, Washington 98038
  • Introduction: The City of Maple Valley invites you to an elegant afternoon at our Lake Wilderness Lodge Wedding Open House! Lake Wilderness Lodge is a beautiful venue for wedding receptions, ceremonies, and rehearsal dinners.

At this intimate showcase, you will have the opportunity to explore the venue and connect with vendors. We know that large shows can be overwhelming, this open house is designed to allow our couples to enjoy the laid back atmosphere and build a relationship with the experts on hand. Brides & grooms have lots of questions and this open house will allow each couple time to get their questions answered and get inside tips from experienced professionals.

This is a free event that will have a professionals representing the following categories: 
Wedding Planners
Wedding DJ's
Linens &

For more information call: 425-432-9953

Event Flyer [PDF]

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