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. It has two matching grant programs that promote E-Commerce and Website Conversion.  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 April 30.

Members

  • Beth Black, Chair
    Term: March 14, 2017 through April 30, 2021
  • Bill Beck, Vice Chair
    Term: April 14, 2015 through April 30, 2019
  • Mitzi Brown, Secretary
    Term: May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2022
  • Lee Murray, Treasurer
    Term: June 10, 2019 through April 30, 2023
  • Will Mackintosh
    Term: October 19, 2017 through April 30, 2020
  • Suzy Stone
    Term: July 1, 2019 through April 30, 2022
  • Chris Waller
    Term: June 10, 2019 through April 30, 2023

Other Staff

  • Amy Peregoy, Assistant Secretary (Freedom of Information Act Point of Contact)
  • Bill Freehling, Department of Economic Development Liaison
  • Angela Freeman, Business Development Manager
  • Blanton Massey, Legal Councel

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes

2019 Meeting Dates

  • January 14 - Cancelled - Inclement Weather
  • January 22 - Regular Meeting - Rescheduled from January 14
  • January 16 - Special Meeting, Discussion - City's Brand Image, 12:00 p.m., Billiken's Smokehouse, 623 Caroline St.
  • January 17 - Boards and Commissions Meeting, Branding Kickoff Event, 6:00 p.m., Executive Plaza, 601 Caroline St.
  • February 11
  • March 11
  • March 25 - Special Meeting
  • April 8
  • May 13
  • June 10
  • July 8 - Cancelled
  • August 12
  • September 9
  • October 14
  • November 18 
  • December 9

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).