Collaborative Economic Development Committee

Purpose

This committee consists of 13 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

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
  • Vacant - Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Sam Engel - Health Care
  • Colene Martin - Finance/Commercial lending/Real estate
  • Tripp Androy - Member at large
  • Hameed Shakeri - Natural Resources & Agriculture
  • Jon Bowen - Tourism, Chair
  • Bryan Hawkins - Transportation/Airports/Industry, Vice Chair
  • Cameron Camp - Technology
  • Julie Thomas - Member at Large
  • Kenny Houck, City of Cave Junction
  • Josie Molloy, Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
  • Ron Goss, Rogue Community College
  • Shauna Bland, School District 7
  • Gene Merrill, Three Rivers School District
  • Susan Seereiter, Staff support
  • Julie Schmelzer, Staff support
  • Dennis Roler, Grants Pass Council Liaison
  • Darin Fowler, County Commissioner
  • Jean Ann Miles, Cave Junction Council Liaison
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