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Economic Development Coordinating Committee

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EDCC Purpose & Charge
The EDCC is an advisory Committee in alignment with County Economic Development Policy charged with making recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BOC) in the following areas: 


  • Act 88 Funding has been discontinued for the calendar year 2017 and onward, thus the following charges from the charter no longer apply:
    Review and award of Act 88 Economic Development Mini-Grants.
    Develop annual Act 88 RFP language for BOC approval.
    Review and recommendations on the award of annual Act 88 RFP funding for BOC approval.
    Oversee and evaluate funding recipients.
    Annually prepare and present to the BOC a report summarizing expenditures of Act 88 funds and assessing progress towards the goals adopted by the Board of Commissioners.

Accommodations Ordinance:

  • Assist the County Chief Financial Officer in any collection problem that may arise.
  • Quarterly review financial and program reports submitted by local agencies which have contracts under this Ordinance.
  • Annually review and recommend to the BOC approval the budgets of any local agency which has a contract under this Ordinance.
  • Review annual audits of any local agency which has a contract under this Ordinance and report to the BOC on its review.
  • Annually review and report to the BOC on the distribution of the proceeds of this tax to local agencies.

Other charges for the Committee may be assigned by the Board of Commissioners.


The Economic Development Coordinating  Committee is made up of three County Commissioners and Fourteen citizen members. 2017 committee members include:


Member Title/Organization Representation
Jamnick, Ruth Ann County Commissioner Washtenaw County BOC
Jefferson, Ricky County Commissioner Washtenaw County BOC
Morgan, Jason County Commissioner Washtenaw County BOC
Bellanca, Rose President WCC Adult/Higher Education
Vacant Small Business
Clark, Todd Ann Arbor, Ml Region CEO Old National Bank Large Business
Duval, Sean CEO Golden Limousine International Washtenaw County CVB Board
Edmonds, Amanda Executive Director Growing Hope Food Policy Council
Evans, Calvin Human Resource & Operations Manager Urban Ashes Employment-Seeking Constituency
Friman, Lynne Director of Strategy CultureSource Tourism-Based Business
Henry, Michael Senior Advisor Cavanaugh Advisors Arts or Creative Sector
Helber, Eric VP& Director of Business Development Bank of Ann Arbor Washtenaw County CVB Board
Klopf, Marie President/CEO Ann Arbor Art Center DDA/LDFA
Krutko, Paul Jr. President/CEO Ann Arbor SPARK Eastern Leaders Group
Ledbetter, Leslie N/A Historic District Commission
Sandstrom, Matt Founder & Managing Partner Rustbelt Group Southeast Michigan Consortium
Stumbo, Brenda Ypsilanti Township Supervisor Washtenaw County CVB Board


Ex- Officio Members

Non-voting members of the Committee:

  • Chair of the Washtenaw County Board of County Commissioners

  • County Administrator or Representative

  • Washtenaw Area Transportation Study Representative

  • Washtenaw County Water Resources Commissioner or Representative

  • Washtenaw County Road Commission Representative

  • Washtenaw County Parks Commission Representative

  • Washtenaw County Sheriff or Representative


Committee meetings are normally held at 8:30-10:30 am on the first Friday of each month at the Washtenaw County Learning Resource Center (4135 Washtenaw Avenue, Ann Arbor, MI 48108)

For the annual schedules and any revisions or changes to specific meeting dates and locations, please see the 2017 meeting calendar .



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2017 EDCC report to BOC

Minutes Minutes
Minutes Minutes Minutes Draft Minutes


Presentations to the Committee

August 2017 EDCC Presentation

March 2017 EDCC Presentation

February 16,  2017 EDCC-BOC Joint Working Session Presentation

February 2017 EDCC Presentation

November 2016 Presentation with Notes - Nov 4, 2016

EDCC Orientation PowerPoint- Jan 8, 2016

EDCC Equity PowerPoint- Feb 5, 2016

Act 88 2010-2015 Overview- March 4, 2016

Washtenaw County CVB Overview- March 4, 2016

SPARK Overview- May 6, 2016

Workforce Development Overview – June 3, 2016

Quality of Place Overview - July 13, 2016

Affordable Housing- August 5, 2016

Road & Non-Motorized Path Overview - Sept 2, 2016

Water Infrastructure Overview - Sept 2, 2016

Brownfield Authority Overview - Sept 2, 2016

CVB Strategy to EDCC - October 14, 2016

EDCC October Retreat - October 14, 2016

Economic Development Related Reports

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