Economic Development Authority


Economic Development Authority

Overview

The Economic Development Authority acts as a catalyst for responsible economic growth that improves Fredericksburg’s quality of life. The EDA receives its funding from annual fees derived from the issuance of bonds for qualified borrowers. Additionally, the EDA advises the City Manager and City Council on fostering economic and industrial development.

The board consists of seven Members, city residency required, appointed to four-year terms with term expiration of June 30.

Members

  • Will Mackintosh, Chair
    Term: June 23, 2020 through June 30, 2024
  • Suzy Stone, Vice Chair
    Term: May 28, 2019 through June 30, 2022
  • Mitzi Brown, Secretary
    Term: May 22, 2018 through June 30, 2022
  • Lee Murray, Treasurer
    Term: May 28, 2019 through June 30, 2023
  • Beth Black
    Term: June 22, 2021 through June 30, 2025
  • Chris Waller
    Term: May 28, 2019 through June 30, 2023
  • Susan Richey
    Term: June 23, 2020 through June 30, 2024

Other Staff

  • Amy Peregoy, Assistant Secretary (Freedom of Information Act Point of Contact)
  • Bill Freehling, Department of Economic Development Liaison
  • Blanton Massey, Legal Counsel

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

Public Comment Guidelines

Special Public Comment procedures have been adopted by City Council Ordinance 20-05 for electronic meetings held during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Citizens who wish to participate in a meeting’s public comment period will be able to send their comments by submitting the EDA Comments form, or e-mail Amy Peregoy at aperegoy@fredericksburgva.gov. Comments must be received at least one hour in advance of the meeting – for example, comments will be accepted until 7:30 a.m. on days with a 8:30 a.m. meeting. The plan is to read these comments out loud during the public comment portion of the EDA meeting. The standard rules apply to public comments: the person must identify himself or herself by name and address, including zip code, limit his or her remarks to 5 minutes or less (read aloud), and address a topic of EDA business. Public comments will not be accepted on video feeds, including not being permitted on Facebook nor website broadcasts.

2021 Meeting Dates

  • November 29 ~ Special Meeting
  • December13

2022 Meeting Dates

  • January 10
  • February 14
  • March 14
  • April 11
  • May 9
  • June 13
  • July 11
  • August 8
  • September 12
  • October 10
  • November 14
  • December 12

The EDA meets at 8:30 a.m. on the second Monday of each month (third Monday if second Monday falls on a City holiday).