EDC Committees

Do you enjoy dialogue with your peers and making positive changes in your community? Are you looking for a venue for networking? Do you have a passion for personal growth, leadership, business development or Clay County? If you do, then take advantage of a benefit to your membership with CCEDC and join one of our committees!

You and other members of your company may join a committee at any time. Meetings are typically held at the CCEDC at the Hilltop at Briarcliff office building. Call or email us with the committees in which you would like to serve. If you prefer, mail or fax this completed form to our office. NOTE: Sometimes days/times change so please call (816) 468-4989 to confirm.

Advanced Manufacturing Sub-Committee of NEBA – Participate in developing and coordinating educational outreach to community for advanced manufacturing careers.

Varies by month

Civic & Legislative Affairs Committee – Monitor and promote legislation that maximizes economic well-being and opportunities in Clay County.

3rd Tuesday 7:30am – 8:30am

Clay County Competitiveness Task Force Committee – Discussion on ways to make Clay County more competitive to businesses.

To be announced.

Doniphan Dialogue Committee – Provide resources to improve leadership skills.

Twice a year.

Events & Membership Committee – Promote the benefits of Clay County EDC membership and plan networking events. Design and direct special projects such as the Annual Leadership Dinner, Keystone Recognition Awards and the Annual Golf Tournament. (Lunch provided.)

4th Wednesday 11:30am – 12:30

Northland Angel Investor Network – NAIN membership required. Contact managing director, Dave Palmstein for details at 303-883-6638. Last Monday of the month 6pm - 9pm

Northland Education and Business Alliance – NEBA members promote business and education partnerships to help create a world-class workforce in the Northland. (Lunch provided.)

1st Tuesday 11:30am – 1:00pm

Northland International Business Committee – Promote Clay County as the #1 location to do business.

To be announced.

Quality of Life Committee – Enhance business and employment in Clay County by promoting quality of life resources. (Sub-committee: Trails Group)

1st Thursday 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Research Facility Task Force – Participate in developing and coordinating the project to bring a research facility to the Northland.

Varies by Month

Strategic Planning Steering Committee – Participate in developing and overseeing projects to promote the development of Clay County.

2nd Wednesday 3:30pm – 4:30pm

Current EDC Committee Chairs

Advanced Manufacturing (a NEBA sub-committee): Dr. Renee Freers (North Kansas City Schools) and Colleen Jones (Liberty Public Schools)

Civic and Legislative Affairs: Mike Chambers (AT&T)

Clay County Trails Committee: Stephen Rhoades (Vireo Landscape Architects)

Doniphan Dialogue: Co-chairs Lisa McIntire (Arvest Bank) and Jason B. Hoyt (Bank Midwest)

Events & Membership Committee: Co-chairs Jeff King (Edward Jones Investments) and Sandi Rogers (KCB Bank)

Northland Education and Business Alliance (NEBA): Co-chairs Dr. Bill Nicely (Kearney R-I School Dist.) and Jerry Hickey (Express Employment Professionals)

Quality of Life: Dave Mecklenburg (CEK Insurance)

Research Facility Task Force: Tim Kristl (Kristl & Lieber, LLC.)

Strategic Plan Steering Committee: Co-chairs are the current EDC Chair and Vice President: Sam Lodhi (Hallmark Cards, Inc.) and Rebecca Hill (Nolan Real Estate)

Related organizations

Northland Angel Investor Network (link to NAIN’s web) Dave Palmstein, Managing Director

Midwest Small Business Finance (link to MSBF’s web)