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Economic Development Updates
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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.
|Mick Donnelly||Mayor’s Designee, Chair||September 30, 2024|
|Blake Margolis||Mayor||September 30, 2023|
|Michael Weaver||Regular Member||September 30, 2024|
|Paula Allen||Regular Member||September 30, 2023|
|Chris Kizziar||Chamber Member||December 31, 2023|
|Eva Hummel||Chamber Member||December 31, 2023|
| Tori Owens||Chamber Member||December 31, 2023|
|Mark Hall||Rowlett 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|
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.
“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.”
The Economic Development Advisory Board meets monthly or as needed.
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.