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.
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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


  • Keith Hatley, Chair
  • Jeannie Gregory, Secretary
  • Dewayne Scott, Treasurer
  • Tom Neal
  • Mike Foster

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
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Health, Educational, & Housing Facilities Board (HEHF)


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

  • Dave Jose, Acting Chair
  • Tim Hale, Secretary
  • Michael Wertenberger, Treasurer
  • Derrick Jackson
  • Pam Ogden
  • Allen Ramsey
  • Gwynn Kelly Smith
Meetings
  • This 7-member board meets only when necessary, usually on the 2nd Wednesday of the month following the IDB meeting
  • Contact EDA to verify meetings of this HEHF

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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

Members

  • Dave Jose, Chair
  • Tim Hale, Secretary
  • Michael Wertenberger, Treasurer
  • Derrick Jackson
  • Pam Ogden
  • Allen Ramsey
  • Gwynn Kelly Smith

Meetings


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