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Plainview Economic Development Authority (EDA)

2017 Board of Commissioners

President – John Coons

Vice President – Marie Zabel

Treasurer – Carrie Eversman

Secretary – Judith Jordan, EDA Director*

Dustin Boettcher, Council Representative 

Diane LaRocque, Council Representative 

Jennifer Judge

Todd Graves

*Statute allows the Secretary and Treasurer positions to be held by non-Board members.  The EDA Director, Judith Jordan, serves as Secretary.

2017 Meeting Schedule
All Board meetings are open to the public.  They are held at 6:30 p.m. in the 2nd floor meeting room at the Plainview Business Center.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, Agenda

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

EDA History and Structure

Economic development for the City of Plainview is facilitated by the Plainview Economic Development Authority (EDA).  The EDA was established  in 1978 by the City Council pursuant to the provisions of Minnesota Statutes Chapter 469.  The EDA is both a public body and separate legal entity, and combines the powers of the Economic Development Act, Housing Act, Development Act, Industrial Bond Act, Housing Bond Act and Tax Increment Act.

The purpose of the EDA is to support and promote economic development, housing, and redevelopment programs and activities within the corporate boundaries of the City of Plainview.

Membership on the EDA Board of Commissioners consists of two City Council Members appointed by the Mayor for one or two-year terms, and five community members, also appointed by the Council, who then serve six-year terms.  Board of Commissioner meetings are held bi-monthly.

EDA Goals & Objectives

The Plainview EDA works to:

  • develop and enhance the employment base and to assist businesses in cases where job loss is “imminent and demonstrable”
  • encourage strong, viable growth and development for the commercial and industrial areas of the community
  • stimulate redevelopment of underutilized, blighted or obsolete land uses
  • ensure that publicly-assisted projects meet guidelines that guarantee public benefit
  • promote and encourage high quality construction
  • provide more and improved services to the residents of the City