Economic Development Board

Regular Meetings

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

Special Meetings

  • January 27, 2022 at 11:30 A.M

Members

SeatNameRepresentsTermAppointed ByExpires
1Robert WeygandtDistrict 21 yearBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2022
2Suzanne JonesDistrict 41 yearBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2022
3Scott AlvordCity of RosevilleCity PleasureCity of RosevilleCity Pleasure
4Bill HalldinCity of RocklinCity PleasureCity of RocklinCity Pleasure
5William LauritsenCity of LincolnCity PleasureCity of LincolnCity Pleasure
6Jenny KnisleyTown of LoomisTown PleasureTown of LoomisTown Pleasure
7Rachel Raddell-HarrisCity of AuburnCity PleasureCity of AuburnCity Pleasure
8Marnie MendozaCity of ColfaxCity PleasureCity of ColfaxCity Pleasure
9William 'Justin' Black IIIAgriculture2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
10Dr. John JacksonEducation2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
11Kenneth KramerManufacturing2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
12Dave AttawayTourism2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
13Charles HeislemanUtilities2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
14Brian AlexanderHealthcare Industry2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
15Veronica BlakeNon-Profit2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
16William H. Duncan, IVEducation (Public)2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
17Michelle SilvaCommunications2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
18Jeff RichardsonRetail2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
19Stewart WellsAt-Large2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023
20Brian ClausmanAt-Large2 yearsBoard of SupervisorsDecember 31, 2023

Composition

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)

Purpose

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

Expertise

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

Compensation

  • None