Economic Development Commission

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The Economic Development Commission will make 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.  Commission members shall serve three-year terms.

  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)
  10. City Staff
 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, Vice Chair (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
     8.  Visitor Attraction (at-large)           
 Larry Baumgart (Maple Valley Farmers Market)
     9.  Public Utility (ex-officio)
 Sally Mohr, Chair (Covington Water District)
   10.  City Staff  Tim Morgan (Economic Development Manager)


To contact members of the Economic Development Commission please contact Deputy City Clerk Andrew Dacuag at or 425-413-8800.

The Economic Development Commission meets at 7:30 am on the second Tuesday of each month at the City of Maple Valley - City Hall, Large Conference Room, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200.  All meetings are open to the public.

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Date:  January 25, 2019                                               



City Seeks Economic Development Commission Member


The Maple Valley City Council is currently recruiting one individual who has economic development experience and is interested in serving in the capacity of Economic Development Commissioner. The Economic Development Commission makes 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, the individual must possess subject matter expertise in business finance who is currently working or has worked for a financial institution such as a bank, credit union, or another type of financial institution which performs credit analysis and business lending. This Commission member will serve out the remainder of a two-year term which ends in December 2020.  The nine-member Commission meets monthly on the second Tuesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Maple Valley City Hall.

Applications may be picked up at Maple Valley City Hall located at 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200, or accessed through the City's website at Click on City Government, then click on Citizen, Boards, Commissions and Committees, then click on Position Openings.

Questions concerning this position should be directed to Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager or Andrew Dacuag, Deputy City Clerk at (425) 413-8800.

Position Announcement [PDF]

Application [PDF]


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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