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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, Vice Chairman
  • Angie Bandy
  • Mark Snyder
  • George Reed
  • Tami Radecke
  • Brenda Arkward
  • 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.

March 31, 2020 Emergency Meeting
April 10, 2020 – CANCELED
April 28, 2020 – Called Meeting
May 8, 2020 – CANCELED
June 12, 2020
July 10, 2020
August 15, 2020
September 11, 2020
October 9 2020
Nov 13, 2020
December 11, 2020
January 8, 2021
February 12, 2021
March 12, 2021
April 9, 2021 – CANCELED
May 14, 2021
June 11, 2021



EDA Bond Rules and Procedures

EDA Strategic Plan

EDA Strategic Plan Summary

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