Economic Development Corporation

Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Members

Jeff Coleman – President
Yolanda West – Vice President
Ryan Hunt – Treasurer
Khalilah Holland – Secretary
John Englemann
Todd Farley
Dave Hackett
Allen Lefko
Dr. Roy Moss
Kim Roam
Rachel Hummel
Lance Schefers
Jeff Smith
Kelly Smith
David Ward

Purpose

The nature of this corporation and purpose for which it was organized is as a not for profit and for the purpose of:

  1. promoting the aesthetic, historic, cultural, artistic, recreational, and civic aspects of the community of Grain Valley, Missouri, which contribute to the overall quality of life of its citizens;
  2. promoting economic development in Grain Valley for the general benefit of all citizens of the community, and;
  3. establishing an incubator and other programs which will assist in the creation, establishment, and growth of entrepreneurial efforts within the Grain Valley Community and offer encouragement, resources, and incentives reasonable necessary to achieve these purposes.
Appointment Process

The Board of Directors for the corporation shall be comprised of those persons duly appointed by the Mayor of Grain Valley and confirmed by the Grain Valley Board of Aldermen to the City of Grain Valley’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) and those persons shall include but not be limited to:

  • Grain Valley City Administrator
  • one member of the Board of Aldermen
  • one member who serves as a representative of the Chamber of Commerce
  • one member who serves as a representative of the Grain Valley R-5 School District
  • one member who serves as a representative of the Grain Valley faith community
  • one member who serves as a representative of the residents of Grain Valley
  • one member who serves as a representative of financial institutions in Grain Valley
  • one member who serves as a representative of Central Jackson County Fire Protection District (CJCFPD)
Meetings

Regular meetings shall be held from time to time as determined by the EDC board and shall be held at:

Grain Valley City Hall
711 Main Street
Grain Valley, MO 64029