Juneau Economic Development Council Fact Sheet

Title: Juneau Economic Development Council

Type of Board/Commission/Committee: AdHoc

Affiliated Department: City Manager

Status: Active

Governing Legislation:
-Resolution 2063
-Resolution 2136
-Date Created: January 01, 1987
-Sunset Date: N/A

To reference the general rules of procedure and informational booklet for all boards, please see the documents available on the General Board Information page.

Description: Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC) Prepares an economic development plan for the community and facilitates applications for state and federal assistance as may be appropriate. The Overall Economic Development Planning Committee (OEDP) is designated as the Juneau Economic Development Council (JEDC). An independent not-for-profit corporation governed by a board of directors consisting of nine members, one member must represent organized labor and one must represent a nonprofit environmental organization. In addition, the mayor or the mayor's designee, and an assembly member serves on the council. The remaining five members on the board shall be selected based on their experience and expertise in fields relating to economic development, including but not limited to: large and small businesses; entrepreneurship; natural resource development; tourism; banking and finance; higher education; engineering and construction; and government. The council hires its own executive director who serves as staff to the council.

Membership: 11 member nonprofit corporation. See Resolution 2136 linked above for appointment process and membership criteria.

Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair, Secretary

Quorum: 6

Term Limits: No Director, except the Mayor, may serve for more than two consecutive terms.

Annual Appointment Period (Annual Reports Due): October

Meetings: 1st Wednesday of each month at Noon in the JEDC Conference Room at 612 Willoughby Ave., Suite A

Special Facts:

Staff Contact: Brian Holst, JEDC Executive Director - 523-2333 - bholst@jedc.org

Website: http://www.jedc.org/8staff.shtml