Economic Development Council


The Economic Development Council works to retain, support, and collaborate with existing businesses while also recruiting new businesses that are inline with the city’s long-term strategic plan.

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.210.


The Economic Development Council has a total of 14 members. The City appoints ten of the fourteen members. Four of the membership seats are standing positions: One appointed by Central Jackson County Fire Protection District. One appointed by Blue Springs School District. One appointed by Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce. One appointed by Downtown Alive!. One Council member will be assigned annually to serve as a non-voting liaison. 

Those members appointed by the Mayor shall be for terms of three years. Members appointed by other entities shall serve four year terms.


Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of even numbered months in the Journagan Room in the Howard L. Brown Public Safety Building, 1100 SW Smith St. 
Board Members
Term Expires
Ron Baker - Chairman 2018 2019
David Meyer - Vice Chairman 2018 2019
Ron Baker 2016 2019
Kim Deveney 2016 2019
David Meyer 2016 2019
James McCullough 2016 2019
Justin Beal 2017 2020
Erin Curry 2016 2020
Bill Essmann 2017 2020
Yvonne Hall - Chamber of Commerce 2016 2020
Kathy Hunter 2016 2020
Cindy Miller - Downtown Alive! 2016 2020
Chief Jeff Grote - CJCFPD 2017 2021
Tom Rohr 2018 2021
Kirk Sampson - BSSD 2017 2021
Brett Miller 2018 2021