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 Destination Marketing Organization

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
  • Joshua Duval - Health Care
  • Colene Martin - Finance/Commercial lending/Real estate
  • Ronald Gordon - Member-at-large
  • Todd Greer, Natural Resources & Agriculture
  • Daniel Mancuso, Vice Chair - Tourism
  • Gary Richardson - Transportation/Airports/Industry
  • Cameron Camp - Technology
  • Robert Schaller, Chair - Member at Large


  • Ethan Lane, City of Cave Junction
  • Josie Molloy, Chamber of Commerce
  • Ruth Swain, Rogue Community College
  • Tim Sweeney ,School Dist. 7
  • Tori Middelstadt, Destination Marketing Organization
  • Dana Pearce, Staff Liaison
  • Julie Schmelzer, Staff support
  • Valerie Lovelace, Grants Pass Council Liaison
  • John West, County Commissioner
  • Jean Ann Miles, Cave Junction Council Liaison

Application

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

    Open Positions

    Apply for Urban Tree Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Interest in promotion and enhancement of the urban forestFill out and submit online by March 1, 2024

    Apply for Historical Buildings and Sites Commission - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Representative who is the owner of a business located within the Central Business District of the City of Grants PassFill out and submit online by March 8, 2024

    Apply for Bikeways and Walkways Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Members must represent the interest of walkers or bicyclists. Fill out and submit online by March 1, 2024

    Apply for Tourism Advisory Committee - Applications are being accepted for one position. Special qualification: Interest and/or experience in tourism promotion. This committee will include preferably (A) two members representing lodging properties within the City of Grants pass, and (B) others representing river guides, area attractions, realtors, restaurants, the media, marketing, and citizens-at-large. Fill out and submit online by March 1, 2024

    Apply for Urban Area Planning Commission - Applications are being accepted for two positions. Special qualification: The Council desires to balance the interests of growth and development with quality-of-life concerns.  Members shall reside within the Urban Growth Boundary, whether within the City limits or the Urbanizing Area. Fill out and submit online by April 3, 2024