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  • Economic Development Authority


    EDA LogoThe 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 several matching grant programs that promote downtown revitalization, commercial building façade improvements, business development and expansion, strengthening of the city’s arts businesses, special events and non-profit projects related to economic development.  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 30th.






    Robert Carter, Chairman  April 14, 2015 - April 30, 2019
    Tom Crimmins, Vice Chair April 14, 2015 - April 30, 2019
    Mitzi Brown, Secretary March 14, 2017 - April 30, 2018
    Joe R. Wilson June 10, 2014 - April 30, 2018
    Bill Beck           June 8, 2016 - April 30, 2020
    Beth Black March 14, 2017 - April 30, 2021
    Will Mackintosh      October 19, 2017 - April 30, 2020
    Amy Peregoy, Assistant Secretary  


    Freedom of Information Act point of contact Amy Peregoy, Assistant Secretary, 540.372.1216.


    Legal Counsel - Blanton Massey


    EDA meeting minutes will be posted as they are approved:


    Approved EDA Minutes   


    EDA Meeting Dates & Agendas      




    Department of Economic Development Liaison:


    Bill Freehling, Director, Economic Development and Tourism

    Department of Economic Development and Tourism

    706 Caroline Street

    Fredericksburg, VA  22401

    Phone:  540.372.1216

    E-Mail Mr. Freehling


    Staff Contact


    Amy Peregoy, Economic Development Specialist
    Department of Economic Development and Tourism
    706 Caroline Street
    Fredericksburg, Virginia 22401
    Phone: 540.372.1216 
    Email Ms. Peregoy



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