Economic Development Boards

The Gallatin EDA office works with three boards that provide vital planning and assistance for the city's manufacturing and business growth. These boards meet monthly, but it's a good idea to check with the EDA office to verify meeting dates.

Economic Development Agency Board Meeting October 9, 2020

The Gallatin Economic Development Agency Board of Directors conducted its monthly meeting at 7:45 a.m. on Friday, October 9, 2020. This recording is available pursuant to Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s Executive Orders No. 16, No. 34 and No. 51. These Executive Orders address the need to limit the community spread of COVID-19.

The official ribbon is cut on the new Gallatin plant.

Economic Development Agency Board of Directors (EDA)

 

Role


  • Works with staff to establish goals and strategic plans
  • Helps represent Gallatin EDA in the community
  • Approves the EDA office budgets
  • Promotes new business opportunities with consideration to current business and workforce climate
  • Supports existing industry

Members


  • Jeannie Gregory, Chair
    (Term expires 5/4/2021)
  • Dewayne Scott, Treasurer
    (Term expires 5/4/2023)
  • Tim Hertel, Secretary
    (Term expires 5/4/2021)
  • Tom Neal
    (Term expires 5/4/2023)
  • Richie Harville
    (Term expires 5/4/2022)

Meetings


  • Board members meet the second Friday of each month at 7:45 a.m. in the EDA offices on the 2nd floor of City Hall
  • Contact EDA to verify meeting in case it has been cancelled or rescheduled
Students gathered around table

Health, Educational, & Housing Facilities Board (HEHFB)


Role


  • Assists in the financing of health facilities, educational facilities, and housing facilities for low to moderate income families
  • Financing is through issuance of revenue bonds paid solely from revenues of the project
  • Gallatin taxpayers are never liable for repayment of the bonds

Members

  • Allen Ramsey, Chair
  • Ryan Clinard, Vice Chair
  • Joanne Walker, Secretary
  • Larry Wise, Treasurer
  • Derrick Jackson
  • PJ Davis
  • Len Assante
Meetings
  • This 7-member board meets the second Wednesday of every month following the IDB meeting in the City Council Chambers on the 2nd Floor of City Hall.
  • Contact EDA to confirm meetings.
Women working with tools

Industrial
Development Board
(IDB)


Role


  • Leases and sells parcels in both Industrial Center Phases I & II
  • Maintains protective covenants for the Industrial Center
  • Has limited grant and bond authority
  • Pursues economic opportunities as outlined by state statute

Members

  • Allen Ramsey, Chair
  • Ryan Clinard, Vice Chair
  • Joanne Walker, Secretary
  • Larry Wise, Treasurer
  • Derrick Jackson
  • PJ Davis
  • Len Assante

Meetings


  • This 7-member board meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 4:30 p.m. in Gallatin City Council Chambers on the 2nd floor of City Hall.
  • Contact EDA to confirm meeting schedule