Economic Development Advisory Board

Economic Development Advisory Board banner depicting a business meeting around a conference table

Founding

The Economic Development Advisory Board was founded under Resolution No. 18-10 and last amended under Resolution No. 22-17, as it is the desire of the City Commission to solicit the assistance of a group of knowledgeable citizens regarding the City's economic development efforts.

Composition

The Economic Development Advisory Board shall consist of six regular members.  The City Commission shall appoint five people who shall either reside in New Smyrna Beach or own a business in the City.  The Utilities Commission of the City of New Smyrna Beach shall nominate one member of its governing board for appointment by the City Commission to serve as a non-voting member ex officio.  Board members shall serve without compensation.

The six members of the Economic Development Advisory Board serve four year staggered terms at the pleasure of the City Commission and may be removed with or without cause.  If the position of a member becomes vacant for any reason, the City Commission shall appoint another qualified person to serve the unexpired term of the vacated position.  The Economic Development Advisory Board shall work with the City Manager or the City Manager's designee.

Wherever possible the City Commission shall appoint members to the Economic Development Advisory Board who have demonstrated expertise, training, education, or experience in operating a business, tourism, finance, real estate development, or another related field.  City employees and members of other City advisory boards may not serve as members of the Economic Development Advisory Board.

Duties

The Economic Development Advisory Board is charged with:

  • making recommendations to the City Commission and City Manager regarding the implementation and funding of the City's Economic Development Plan; and
  • fostering economic development within the City; and
  • performing such other duties and assignments as requested by the City Commission or City Manager

Meetings

The Economic Development Advisory Board will meet at least once per quarter, typically on the third Wednesday of a month at 6:00 PM in the City Hall Commission Chambers (210 Sams Ave).  All meetings shall be open to the public and minutes shall be kept as provided by state law.

Members of the Economic Development Advisory Board

  • Andrew Bossard
  • Jeffrey Dove
  • Chase Herbig
  • Valli Perrine
  • David Score
  • William "Bill" Biedenbach (Utilities Commission non-voting member)