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 Destination Marketing Organization

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

  • Mark Woods - Business Retail
  • Brad Converse - Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Joshua Duval - 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
  • Tori Middelstadt, Destination Marketing Organization
  • 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

Application

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

    Open Positions

    Apply for Urban Area Planning Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: Applicants are required to have their principal residence within the City Limits or the Urban Growth Boundary. Fill out and submit online by January 13, 2023

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification:  a representative who is either an owner of a property located within the Historic District, the owner of a property located within a Conservation District, or the owner of a Historic Landmark as defined by Section 13.312 of the Development Code and Designated under Section 13.420 of the Development Code. Fill out and submit online by December 2, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art (CoPA) - Applications are being accepted for three positions.  Fill out and submit online by December 9, 2022

    Apply for Budget Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positions. Special qualification: A resident and elector of the City of Grants Pass who seeks diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community. Fill out and submit online by January 20, 2023

    Apply for Sustainability and Energy Action Taskforce  - Applications are being accepted for one positionSpecial qualification: At Large Member  Fill out and submit online by December 9, 2022