ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
Thursday, December 01, 2011
Present: Ms. Emily Pelton, Mr. Bennett Saunders, Mr. Natt Hall, Mr. Alphonso Taylor, Mr. Jerry Gress, Mr. Greg Kelly and Mr. John Bruguiere
(Ms. Maureen Kelley, Staff)
2012 ELECTION OF OFFICERS: After discussion, members agreed to vote on a slate of officers at their January meeting as follows – Mr. Natt Hall, Chairperson; Mr. Greg Kelly, Vice Chairperson; Mr. Alphonso Taylor, Secretary/Treasurer.
2012 WORK PLAN: Members agreed to review their strategic plan and discuss priorities as well as potential funding sources at their January meeting. In addition, members agreed to request funding from the county for items currently funded by the EDA but previously funded by the county, such as the Small Business Development Center.
Ms. Kelley reported that the Thomas Jefferson Partnership for Economic Development has contracted a regional workforce analysis with targeted business data. The study will also include data for each locality and is expected by the end of December.
OTHER BUSINESS: Members thanked Ms. Pelton for her service as the 2011 chairperson.
CLOSED SESSION: Members met in Closed Session to discuss a business not yet announced.
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