Economic Development Advisory Board


  • 8:30 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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Minutes are also available following approval.

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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 (PDF) 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, to one-year 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 Ending
Mick Donnelly
Mayor’s Designee, Chair
September 30, 2024
Blake MargolisMayorSeptember 30, 2023
Michael Weaver
Regular Member
September 30, 2024
Paula AllenRegular Member
September 30, 2023
Chris KizziarChamber Member
December 31, 2023
Eva HummelChamber Member
December 31, 2023
 Tori Owens
Chamber MemberDecember 31, 2023
Mark HallRowlett Chamber Foundation
December 31, 2023
Brian Funderburk
City Manager, Ex Officio

Michael Gallops
Chamber Director, Ex Officio

Lawrence Glick
GISD Board Member, Ex Officio

Brian Galuardi
City Appointee 
May 1, 2023

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.