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

  • Robert Carter, Chairman
    Term: April 14, 2015 through April 30, 2019
  • Beth Black, Vice Chair
    Term: March 14, 2017 through April 30, 2021
  • Tom Crimmins, Treasurer
    Term: April 14, 2015 through April 30, 2019
  • Mitzi Brown, Secretary
    Term: May 1, 2018 through April 30, 2022
  • Bill Beck
    Term: June 8, 2016 through April 30, 2020
  • Will Mackintosh
    Term: October 19, 2017 through April 30, 2020
  • Hap Connors
    Term: May 22, 2018 through April 30, 2022

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

2018 Meeting Dates

  • January 16 (Cancelled)
  • February 12
  • March 12
  • April 9
  • May 14
  • May 21 - Special Meeting
  • June 11
  • July 9
  • August 13 (Cancelled)
  • September 10
  • October 15
  • November 12
  • December 10

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