Economic Development Advisory Commission

The Economic Development Advisory Commission (EDAC) advises the city council regarding economic development, housing, and redevelopment matters, as described below:

Redevelopment

  • Redevelopment legal documents and contracts
  • Redevelopment around light rail stations
  • Implementation of comprehensive plan village center planning

Housing

  • Affordable housing programs
  • Community Development Block Grant allocations
  • Homebuyer and home rehabilitation programs

Development finance

  • Tax increment and tax abatement financing
  • HRA levy and budget
  • Development Account and Livable Communities Account budgets

Transit/Transportation

  • Light rail and bus transit operations
  • Compliance with state law for businesses and street reconstruction
Membership
Kathryn Aanenson
Chair
Benita Bjorgo
Member
Michael Happe
Member
Ken Isaacson
Member
Jacob Johnson
Member
Jerry Knickerbocker
Member
Laurie McKendry
Member
Tony Wagner
Council liaison
Brad Wiersum
Council liaison
Julie Wischnack
Community development director

952.939.8282