Collaborative Economic Development Committee

Purpose

This committee consists of 15 members:

  • 5 are appointed by the City of Grants Pass
  • 5 are appointed by Josephine County
  • 1 is appointed by Cave Junction
  • 1 represents the Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
  • 1 represents Rogue Community College
  • 1 represents School District 7
  • 1 represents Three Rivers School District

The Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) is an advisory committee to the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County and will be responsible for the implementation of the joint Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted by the Grants Pass City Council and Josephine County Board of Commissioners.

Target areas include: Services, Infrastructure, and Workforce Development.

Members

  • Vacant - Business Retail
  • Brad Converse - Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Sam Engel - Health Care
  • Colene Martin - Finance/Commercial lending/Real estate
  • Ronald Gordon - Member-at-large
  • Gene Merrill, Chair - Natural Resources & Agriculture
  • Daniel Mancuso - Tourism
  • Vacant - Transportation/Airports/Industry
  • Cameron Camp - Technology
  • Robert Schaller - Member at Large


  • Ethan Lane, City of Cave Junction
  • Josie Molloy, Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruth Swain, Rogue Community College
  • Shauna Bland, School District 7
  • Donna Rupp, Staff Liaison
  • Julie Schmelzer, Staff support
  • Valerie Lovelace, Grants Pass Council Liaison
  • Darin Fowler, County Commissioner
  • Jean Ann Miles, Cave Junction Council Liaison
  1. Accepting applications for Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for a new position on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC). This is a 3-year appointment. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Collaborative Economic Development Committee

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) due to a vacancy. This is a three-year appointment. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce

    Applications are being accepted for 1 position on the Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce. Appointments are for the duration of the taskforce. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission. Read on...
  5. Accepting applications for Committee on Public Art

    Applications are being accepted for one position on the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) due to a resignation. This term will expire on January 1, 2025. Read on...
  6. Accepting applications for Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) due to expiring terms. These are 3-year appointments. Read on...
  7. Accepting applications for Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to expiring terms. These are 2-year appointments. Read on...
View All

Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Historic Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by July 8, 2022

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development  Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 22, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 12, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by August 12, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positionsFill out and submit online by September 7, 2022