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

Other Staff

  • Amy Peregoy, Assistant Secretary (Freedom of Information Act Point of Contact)
  • Bill Freehling, Department of Economic Development Liaison
  • Angela Freeman, Diversity, Equity and Economic Advancement Officer
  • Blanton Massey, Legal Councel

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.

2020 Meeting Dates

  • January 13 ~ Cancelled
  • February 10
  • March 9
  • March 23 - Special Meeting
  • April 13
  • May 11
  • May 20 - Special Meeting
  • June 8
  • July 13
  • August 10
  • September 14
  • October 12
  • November 9
  • December 14

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).