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Economic Development Advisory Board
  • 9:30 am  
  • Third Tuesday of the Month
  • Rowlett Chamber of Commerce
    4418 Main St.
    Rowlett, TX 75088
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Agendas are available prior to the meetings. 
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 Jim Grabenhorst 
 Staff Liaison / Director of 
 Economic Development

 Development Services Building
 3901 Main St.
 Rowlett, TX 75088
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 972-412-6118 Fax
Minutes are also available following approval. 
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Packets are available prior to the meetings. 
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Economic Development Reports
Economic Development Updates
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Many archived documents are now available via this website. Agendas and minutes prior to 2008 are located in Laserfiche, a document imaging program used by the City for archived records. Instructions are also provided.

The Economic Development Advisory Board is comprised of seven regular members, four of whom are appointed by the City Council. These four include the Mayor or Mayor’s designee, a City Councilmember and two citizens. The City Councilmember and Mayor shall be selected for one-year terms. The citizen members shall serve staggered two-year terms. The other three members are selected by the Rowlett Chamber of Commerce, also to two-year staggered terms; one of which shall be the current Chamber of Commerce Chair (or the Chair’s designee if the Chair is unable to attend), and the other two shall be appointed by the Chamber annually.



Term Expires

Justin Blackburn Mayor's Designee September 30, 2018
Tammy Dana-Bashian Councilmember September 30, 2018
Jerry Johnson Regular Member September 30, 2018
Elaine Ritchie Regular Member September 30, 2019
Drew Howard Chamber Member, Chair December 31, 2018
Whitney Laning Chamber Member December 31, 2018
Barry Young Chamber Member, Vice Chair December 31, 2018
Eva Hummel Rowlett Chamber Foundation, Ex Officio December 31, 2018
Brian Funderburk City Manager, Ex Officio  
Michael Gallops Chamber Director, Ex Officio  
Lawrence Glick GISD Board Member, Ex Officio

Board Responsibilities
Duties and responsibilities of the Economic Development Advisory Board include promoting the economic development of the community through the coordinated actions of the City and the Chamber of Commerce.

Mission Statement
“The Board advises the City Council on economic development strategies that promote and foster private investment and job creation to ensure a sustainable business environment for Rowlett.”

Time Commitment
The Economic Development Advisory Board meets monthly or as needed.

Become a Member
Are you looking for ways to give back to the community? If so, we have a spot for you! We’re looking for committed residents willing to volunteer a few hours of their time each month to serve on a board or commission. Applications are available in the City Secretary’s Office in the City Hall Municipal Center at 4000 Main Street. Completed applications can be dropped off at the City Secretary’s Office, faxed to 972-412-6118 or emailed to the City Secretary’s Office. 

4000 Main Street Rowlett, TX 75088