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
  • Bryan Hawkins, Vice Chair - 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
  • Casey Alderson, Three Rivers School District
  • 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
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Application

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

    Open Positions

    Apply for Budget Committee - Special Qualifications: Residents and electors of City of Grants Pass.  Seek diversity of philosophy and representation of divergent views of the community - fill out and submit online by January 21, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - fill out and submit online by January 7, 2022

    Apply for Sustainability and Energy Taskforce - fill out and submit online by January 7, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - fill out and submit online by January 7, 2022

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development Committee - fill out and submit online by January 21, 2022

    Apply for Caveman Plaza Taskforce - fill out and submit online by January 21, 2022