Economic Development Board

Regular Meetings

  • 11:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of January, April, June and September
  • Various locations throughout the county


Appointed By
1Robert WeygandtDistrict 21 yearBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
2Cindy Gustafson
District 54 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2024
3Scott AlvordCity of RosevilleCity PleasureCity of RosevilleCity Pleasure
4Bill Halldin
City of RocklinCity PleasureCity of RocklinCity Pleasure
5William Lauritsen
City of LincolnCity PleasureCity of LincolnCity Pleasure
6Jenny Knisley
Town of LoomisTown PleasureTown of LoomisTown Pleasure
7Rachel Raddell-Harris
City of AuburnCity PleasureCity of AuburnCity Pleasure
8Marnie MendozaCity of ColfaxCity PleasureCity of ColfaxCity Pleasure
9Vacant Seat
Agriculture2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
10Dr. John JacksonEducation2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
11Vacant SeatManufacturing2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
12Dave AttawayTourism2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
13Charles HeislemanUtilities2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
14Brian AlexanderHealthcare Industry2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
15Veronica BlakeNon-Profit2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
16William H. Duncan, IVEducation (Public)2 years
Board of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
17Michelle SilvaCommunications2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2021
18Jeff RichardsonRetail
2 years
Board of Supervisors
December 31, 2021
Stewart WellsAt-Large
2 years
Board of Supervisors
December 31, 2021
Brian ClausmanAt-Large
2 years
Board of Supervisors
December 31, 2023


Per Resolution 2019-168, the Economic Development Board shall include members representing the following seats: 

  • Two representatives of the Board of Supervisors, one from District 5, one from District 2
  • Six representatives, one from each of the six incorporated cities and/or towns appointed annually by their respective councils

Per Resolution 2019-168, twelve representatives from the Ad Hoc Technical Advisory Resource providers to serve two-year "staggered" terms appointed by Executive Committee with future selection guided by County Economic Development Roadmap and confirmed by the Placer County Board of Supervisors, these include:

  • Agriculture
  • Communications
  • Education (Private)
  • Education (Public)
  • Healthcare
  • Manufacturing
  • Non-Profit
  • Tourism
  • Utilities
  • Retail
  • At-Large (2)


The Placer County Economic Development Board (PCEDB) shall serve as the Steering Committee for oversight and implementation of a countywide economic development roadmap completed in 2009. The completed Economic Development Roadmap will guide selection of target industry sectors, Technical Advisory Resource PCEDB Representatives, and recommend additional goals, priorities and policies to the PCEDB. Peer-to-peer focus on:

  • Business Retention and Expansion
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Economic Development Issues
  • Local Economic Activity
  • New Initiatives


Tap into considerable expertise of PCEDB members, Economic Development Professionals Committee, and Technical Advisory Resource Representatives, obtaining feedback and input for policy formation. Emphasis on building cooperative relationships among city and county Economic Development Professionals. Economic Development Professionals Committee (ED Professionals) meets quarterly to discuss branding county assets and joint marketing, lead-sharing, best practices, programs and resources. 

The ED Professionals consist of the County Economic Development Director and Economic Development Directors or Managers from:

  • Auburn
  • Colfax
  • Lincoln
  • Loomis
  • North Lake Tahoe
  • Rocklin
  • Roseville

The ED Professionals Committee brings policy recommendations to PCEDB and works with Technical Advisory Resource representatives on an as-needed basis. Promote a spirit of friendly competition, including development of inter-jurisdictional business attraction, expansion and retention teams among cities, county and North Lake Tahoe.

Conflict of Interest

  • Yes


  • None