Collaborative Economic Development Committee

Purpose

This committee consists of 15 members:

  • 5 are appointed by the City of Grants Pass
  • 5 are appointed by Josephine County
  • 1 is appointed by Cave Junction
  • 1 represents the Grants Pass/Josephine County Chamber of Commerce
  • 1 represents Rogue Community College
  • 1 represents School District 7
  • 1 represents Three Rivers School District

The Collaborative Economic Development Committee (CEDC) is an advisory committee to the City of Grants Pass and Josephine County and will be responsible for the implementation of the joint Economic Development Strategic Plan adopted by the Grants Pass City Council and Josephine County Board of Commissioners.

Target areas include: Services, Infrastructure, and Workforce Development.

Members

  • Vacant - Business Retail
  • Brad Converse - Manufacturing/Industrial
  • Sam Engel - Health Care
  • Colene Martin - Finance/Commercial lending/Real estate
  • Ronald Gordon - Member-at-large
  • Gene Merrill, Chair - Natural Resources & Agriculture
  • Daniel Mancuso - Tourism
  • Vacant - Transportation/Airports/Industry
  • Cameron Camp - Technology
  • Robert Schaller - Member at Large


  • Ethan Lane, City of Cave Junction
  • Josie Molloy, Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruth Swain, Rogue Community College
  • Shauna Bland, School District 7
  • Donna Rupp, Staff Liaison
  • Julie Schmelzer, Staff support
  • Valerie Lovelace, Grants Pass Council Liaison
  • Darin Fowler, County Commissioner
  • Jean Ann Miles, Cave Junction Council Liaison
  1. Accepting applications for Bikeways and Walkways Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Grants Pass and Josephine County Bikeways & Walkways Committee due to expiring terms. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
  2. Accepting applications for Parks Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Parks Advisory Committee due to expiring terms. These are three-year appointments. Read on...
  3. Accepting applications for Housing Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for two positions on the Housing Advisory Committee (HAC) due to expiring terms. These are 3-year appointments. Read on...
  4. Accepting applications for Historical Building and Sites Commission

    Applications are being accepted for a position on the Historical Buildings and Sites Commission. This is a four-year appointment. Read on...
  5. Accepting applications for Urban Tree Advisory Committee

    Applications are being accepted for four positions on the Urban Tree Advisory Committee due to expiring terms. These are 2-year appointments. Read on...
  6. Accepting applications for Committee on Public Art

    Applications are being accepted for one position on the Committee on Public Art (CoPA) due to a resignation. This term will expire on January 1, 2025. Read on...
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Application

  1. Committee / Commission Application - fill out and submit online.

    Open Positions

    Apply for Central Business District Vitalization Taskforce - Applications are being accepted for one position - fill out and submit online by May 16, 2022

    Apply for Collaborative Economic Development Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special Qualifications: Business Retail and Health Care- fill out and submit online by May 20, 2022

    Apply for Committee on Public Art - Applications are being accepted for one positionFill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Parks Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Special Qualifications: This position is for a representative who is either a licensed designer or architect or retired licensed designer or architect, or, if no candidate is available who is either a licensed designer or architect, the Mayor and City Council may appoint a representative with similar credentials, with preference given to those candidates with historic preservation experience and training- fill out and submit online by June 3, 2022

    Apply for Housing Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for two positionsFill out and submit online by July 12, 2022

    Apply for Urban Tree Committee - Applications are being accepted for four positionsFill out and submit online by September 7, 2022