Economic Development Council

OVERVIEW

The Economic Development Council is responsible for advising and making recommendations regarding the sale, acquisition, and development of property; developing strategies, objectives, and policies to attract and retain business; and general policy guidelines for the City’s Economic Development program to the Mayor and City Council.

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.210 

On April 18, 2022 the City Council adopted Rules of Procedure for each of the City's Boards and Commissions.  The Rules of Procedure for the Economic Development Council can be viewed here. Rules of Procedure Boards with Standing Meetings

MEETINGS

Meetings of the Economic Development Council are held on the third Wednesday morning of every other month.

MEMBERS

The Economic Development Council is comprised of ten members:

  • Six members who are residents of the City of Blue Springs
  • One member appointed by the Blue Springs School District
  • One member appointed by the Central Jackson County Fire Protection District
  • One member appointed by the Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
  • One member appointed by Blue Springs Downtown Alive!

Resident members shall serve three-year terms. Members appointed by community partners shall serve until the appointing agency recommends a replacement. All appointments are approved by the Mayor and City Council.

One Councilmember is assigned annually to serve as a non-voting liaison. 

annual reports

Board Members
Appointed
Term Expires
VACANT - Chair

2023
Joey Zarrillo - Vice Chair 2022 2023
     
Justin Beal
2020 2023
Ann Benson
2022 2025
Kirk Lair - Central Jackson County Fire Protection District
2021  
Erika Lucas
2020 2023
Kirk Sampson - Blue Springs School District
2016  
Lyle Shaver - Downtown Alive!
2020  
Robin Terry-Revels
2021 2024
Lara Vermillion - Chamber of Commerce
2020  
Joey Zarrillo 2020 2023
VACANT   2023