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Economic Development District

Economic Development District Board

The Mid-Willamette Valley Community Development Partnership Board serves as the Economic Development District board of directors for the Mid-Valley Region (Marion, Polk and Yamhill counties).

Current Board members include:

Chair: John McArdle           Vice-Chair: Kathie Oriet

  • Commissioner Kevin Cameron, representing Marion County
  • Commissioner Craig Pope, representing Polk County
  • Commissioner Stan Primozich, representing Yamhill County
  • Councilor Jim Fairchild, representing the City of Dallas
  • Mayor Cathy Clark, representing the City of Keizer
  • (Awaiting appointment), representing the City of McMinnville
  • Councilor Steve Milligan, representing the City of Monmouth
  • Councilor Denise Bacon, representing the City of Newberg
  • Mayor Chuck Bennett, representing the City of Salem
  • Mayor Kyle Palmer, representing the City of Silverton
  • Mayor Kathy Figley, representing the City of Woodburn
  • Gervais Mayor Shanti Platt, representing the Small Cities of Marion County
  • Independence Mayor John McArdle, representing the Small Cities of Polk County
  • Carlton Mayor Kathie Oriet, representing the Small Cities of Yamhill County
  • Chris Mercier, representing the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde
  • (Vacant), representing Agriculture
  • Bob Hill, LCG Pence (Retired), representing Construction
  • (Vacant), representing Financial Institutions
  • (Vacant), representing Food Processing
  • Denny Elmer, Craftmark Inc., representing Forestry & Wood Products
  • Jeff Anderson, UFCW Local, representing Labor
  • (Vacant), representing Manufacturing
  • Shelley Sneed, representing Minority Entrepreneurs
  • (Vacant), representing MWACT/Natural Resources
  • John Morgan, MorganCPS, representing Professions
  • John Kerekanich, Newberg Ford, representing Small Business
  • Roberto Franco, representing Spanish Speaking Persons (Minority Groups)
  • (Vacant), representing Un/Underemployed
  • Alicia Bonesteele, Salem Electric, representing Utilities


Economic Development District Annual Reports


Mid-Willamette Valley Regional Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

 MWVCEDS 2018 update

EDD Regional Map