Economic Development Advisory Board

Meetings

  • 9:30 am
  • Third Tuesday of the Month
  • Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
    4418 Main St.
    Rowlett, TX 75088
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Agendas

Agendas are available prior to the meetings.

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Minutes

Minutes are also available following approval.

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Packets

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Economic Development Reports

Economic Development Updates

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Many archived documents are now available via this website. Agendas and minutes prior to 2008 are located in Laserfiche, a document imaging program used by the City for archived records. Instructions (PDF) are also provided.

Members

The Economic Development Advisory Board is comprised of seven regular members, four of whom are appointed by the City Council. These four include the Mayor or Mayor’s designee, a City Councilmember and two citizens. The City Councilmember and Mayor shall be selected for one-year terms. The citizen members shall serve staggered two-year terms. The other three members are selected by the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, also to two-year staggered terms; one of which shall be the current Chamber of Commerce Chair (or the Chair’s designee if the Chair is unable to attend), and the other two shall be appointed by the Chamber annually.


Member
Position
Term Ending
Mick Donnelly
Mayor's Designee
September 30, 2020
Tammy Dana-Bashian
Councilmember
September 30, 2020
Michael Smith
Regular Member
September 30, 2020
Elaine Ritchie
Regular Member
September 30, 2019
Drew Howard
Chamber Member, Chair
December 31, 2018
Whitney Laning
Chamber Member
December 31, 2018
Barry Young
Chamber Member, Vice Chair
December 31, 2018
Eva Hummel
Rowlett Chamber Foundation, Ex Officio
December 31, 2018
Brian Funderburk
City Manager, Ex Officio

Michael Gallops
Chamber Director, Ex Officio

Lawrence Glick
GISD Board Member, Ex Officio


Board Responsibilities

Duties and responsibilities of the Economic Development Advisory Board include promoting the economic development of the community through the coordinated actions of the City and the Chamber of Commerce.

Mission Statement

“The Board advises the City Council on economic development strategies that promote and foster private investment and job creation to ensure a sustainable business environment for Rowlett.”

Time Commitment

The Economic Development Advisory Board meets monthly or as needed.

Become a Member

Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, we have a spot for you! We’re looking for committed residents willing to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to serve on a board or commission. Applications are available in the City Secretary’s Office in the City Hall Municipal Center at 4000 Main Street. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed to 972-412-6118 or emailed to the City Secretary’s Office.