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.
- Chamber of Commerce Representative
- Commercial Real Estate Developer
- Local Business Owner
- Higher Education Institution
- Workforce Development Agency, Small Business Development Center (SBDC), or Small Business Administration (SBA)
- Tahoma School District Representative
- Financial Institution (bank or credit union)
- Visitor Attraction
- Public Utility (electric, water/sewer, telecommunications)
- 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
| 5. Workforce Development
|| Roleta Batiste (WorkSource Seattle-King County)
| 6. Tahoma School District
|| Lori Cloud (Tahoma School District)
| 7. Financial Institution
|| Kirk Lantier (KeyBank)
| 8. Visitor Attraction (at-large)
| 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 email@example.com or 425-413-8800.
The Economic Development Commission meets at 7:30 am on the third 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.
CITY OF MAPLE VALLEY, WASHINGTON
September 4, 2019
FOR IMMEDIATE NEWS RELEASE
City Seeks Economic Development Commission Members
The Maple Valley City Council is currently recruiting four individuals who have economic development experience to serve as an Economic Development Commissioner. Each of the open positions must fill one of the following areas of expertise:
- Local School District
- Higher Education Institution
- Workforce Development; Small Business Development Center; Human Resources or a Staffing Agency
- Tourism Attraction; Event; or an Event Venue
Two of the four open Commission positions are currently filled by individuals who will serve out the remainder of their two-year term which ends in December 2019, however, both of them can re-apply for the same Commission position. Should both of these individuals be selected again by the City Council, they will begin serving their new terms in January 2020. The two remaining vacant positions to be filled by individuals selected by the Council, will begin serving their terms as early as November 2019.
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 to ensure transparency. The Commission meets monthly on the third Tuesday of the month from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. at Maple Valley City Hall, 22017 SE Wax Road, Suite 200. All meetings are open to the public.
If you are interested in serving your community through this unique opportunity, please stop by City Hall to pick up an application or download the application at the City’s website www.maplevalleywa.gov.
The deadline for those wishing to be considered is Thursday, October 3, 2019 by 5:00 p.m. Applicants will attend a Council Meeting in order to be interviewed by City Council. The scheduled interview dates are: October 14th, October 28th and November 4th, 2019.
Questions concerning these positions should be directed to Tim Morgan, Economic Development Manager or Andrew Dacuag, Deputy City Clerk at (425) 413-8800.
Published: September 4, 2019