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CEDA
Chair(s) Appointed by the Chair of the Board. Members Fifteen (15), generally in line with the geographic representation of the TEDC membership. Duties To review and score the CEDA award nominations for the year.
Committee Chairs
Heather Ledbetter
Chair
Oncor
Glenda Bassham
Vice-Chair
Sulphur Springs Economic Development Corporation
Communications
Mission To advance and promote the TEDC "Brand" to members and prospective members while also assisting staff and committee representatives formulate a cohesive and consistent message. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the Communications Committee. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Assist in promotion of scheduled TEDC events; 2. Enhance social networking activities; 3. Coordinate the publication of routine topics designated to encourage discussion among members and non-members using social media tools; and 4. Facilitate messages and communication from all TEDC committees.
Committee Chairs
Audrey Schroyer
Chair
Gainesville Economic Development Corporation
Heather Ledbetter
Vice-Chair
Oncor
Conference
Mission To provide general guidance and assistance in the cost-effective delivery of TEDC conferences to meet the educational and networking needs of TEDC members. Chair(s) The Vice-Chair/Programs. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Work with TEDC staff to assist with the planning and execution of the TEDC conferences with special emphasis on the Annual Conference; 2. Work with the TEDC staff to identify timely conference topics; 3. Work with TEDC staff to identify and recruit credible presenters to speak on relevant topics; 4. Help secure financial sponsorships.
Committee Chairs
Ray Dunlap
Chair
Terrell Economic Development Corporation
ED Sales Tax
Mission To monitor all issues related to the economic development sales tax. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the Economic Development Sales Tax Committee. Members No designated number. Duties Monitor legislation that may impact the economic development sales tax and make recommendations to the Board.
Committee Chairs
Jason Greiner
Chair
Wylie Economic Development Corporation
Kevin Holzbog
Vice-Chair
Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
Education
Mission To identify and promote educational programs meeting the professional development and/or certification needs of TEDC members. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the Education Committee. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Identify continuing education topics of interest to TEDC members; 2. Identify topics, moderators and panel members for Peer Group Roundtable sessions; 3. Identify topics for webinars; 4. Monitor certification issues and education opportunities issues and report to the Board as needed; 5. Provide recommendations regarding the Basic Economic Development Course.
Committee Chairs
Scott Livingston
Chair
City of League City EDC
Forward Planning
Mission To provide a guiding vision for TEDC across all aspects of the organization. Chair(s) Chair-Elect Members No designated number. Duties 1. Provide strategic planning for the organization;  2. Provide guidance in the location of future events; 3. Provide recommendations to improve the value of TEDC membership; 4. Identify future trends in economic development and make recommendations to the Board regarding the need for conference sessions, education workshops, speakers, and other resources that will serve to better prepare TEDC members for future professional success.
Committee Chairs
Wesley Burnett
Chair
Odessa Chamber of Commerce
Legislative
Mission To monitor the Texas legislature and advocate actions necessary to ensure the profession of economic development has the statutory tools necessary to promote economic growth in Texas. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the Legislative Committee. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Provide a forum to discuss legislative issues affecting economic development in Texas; 2. Work with TEDC staff to develop a bi-annual Legislative Agenda for approval by the TEDC board; 3. Work with TEDC staff to publish a bi-annual Legislative Summary Report for distribution to the TEDC membership.
Committee Chairs
Kevin Carter
Chair
Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
Arthur Mann
Vice-Chair
Hillsboro Economic Development Corporation
Membership
Mission To retain and expand active and volunteer memberships in the TEDC. Chair(s) The Vice-Chair/Membership. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Individually and through TEDC programs, actively solicit and recommend new members for approval by the Board; 2. Serve as membership ambassadors by contacting new members on behalf of the TEDC; 3. Assist in the implementation and coordination of the Mentorship Program, and 4. Oversee the TEDC membership survey project.
Committee Chairs
Susan Mazarakes-Gill
Chair
Lindale Economic Development Corporation
PAC
Mission To raise the level of influence of the TEDC representing the greater interest of economic development in the State of Texas. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the TEDC PAC Committee. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Work with TEDC staff to develop programs to raise funds for the PAC and assist with those programs; 2. Individually and as a committee, recruit new PAC members; 3. Assist TEDC staff with the Annual PAC Auction; 4. Work with TEDC staff and the TEDC legislative consultant to identify members of the Texas Legislature deserving of PAC contributions.
Committee Chairs
Kim Buttram
Chair
Cedar Hill Economic Development Corporation
Susan Cates
Vice-Chair
City of Brenham
Workforce Development
Mission To monitor issues related to workforce development and advocate programs enhancing the readiness and capabilities of the Texas workforce. Chair(s) The Chair of the Board shall appoint the Chair of the Workforce Committee. Members No designated number. Duties 1. Work closely with the Texas Workforce Commission and regional workforce boards to ensure that TEDC members are well informed of relevant workforce development issues; 2). Work with TEDC staff to manage the Workforce Excellence Award program; 3. Review the award nominations and score the entries related to the Workforce Excellence Award program; 4. Work with TEDC staff on the annual award ceremony.
Committee Chairs
Joshua Schneuker
Chair
Seguin Economic Development Corporation
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Joining a committee can be done through your member profile at any time. Most TEDC committees have open enrollment and are available to be joined throughout the year. Joining a TEDC committee is a great way to get more involved in your professional association, help shape the TEDC's programs, and build your TEDC resume for future leadership opportunities.