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Economic Development Authority

The Waynesboro Economic Development Authority is a seven member board appointed by City Council and charged with promoting the economic wellbeing of the community. In addition to its legal authority to issue industrial development bonds, the EDA directs strategic planning initiatives, oversees economic development incentives, and leads outreach efforts to the business community.  Staff support is provided by the Office of Economic Development.

In 2011, the EDA received a USDA Rural Development grant to establish a revolving loan fund for small business.

On December 9, 2011, the EDA formally adopted the Five Year Economic Development Strategic Plan. The complete plan or a four page overview is available for download.

In partnership with the City, the EDA administered the CARES funded Small Business Grant programs.  The loan committee reviewed applications and dispersed $600,000 of grant funds via four different programs to 53 small businesses and nonprofits in the city.  Full reports are available here, under COVID Response.

Currently serving on the Waynesboro Economic Development Authority are the following local business leaders:

  • Mary Sullivan, Chairwoman
  • George Reed, Vice Chairman
  • Mark Snyder
  • Tami Radecke
  • Brenda Arkward
  • Chris Ornelas
  • Chanda McGuffin
  • Gregory E. Hitchin, Secretary & Treasurer

The EDA meets regularly on the second Friday of each month at 8:00 am in the Economic Development Conference Room at 301 West Main Street unless otherwise noted.  Meeting dates are listed below, click the date for meeting agendas and minutes.

January 14, 2022
February 11, 2022 – CANCELED
March 11, 2022
April 8, 2022 – CANCELED
May 13, 2022
June 10, 2022
July 8, 2022 – CANCELED
August 8, 2022
September 9, 2022RESCHEDULED to Monday, September 12, 2022 @ 2:00 PM
October 14, 2022 – CANCELED
November 10, 2022 (Thursday as Friday is city holiday)
December 9, 2022 – CANCELED
January 13, 2023
February 10, 2023
March 10 2023
April 14, 2023
May 12, 2023
June 9, 2023



EDA Bond Rules Procedures

Economic Development Plan Update

Strategic Plan 2011

Strategic Plan Summary 2011

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