Economic Development Advisory Commission

What is the Economic Development Advisory Commission?
The Economic Development Advisory Commission is an advisory commission comprised of seven citizens that advocate for the implementation of the Economic Development Strategic Action Plan as adopted by the City Council. It serves as a sounding board for various business community interests, and as the "eyes and ears" for the City in the business community. In addition, the Commission will, as necessary, participate in community outreach efforts to communicate economic development initiatives that impact the University Place community.

Economic Development Advisory Commission Members

Commissioner Date Appointed Term Expires
Chuck Foster (Vice Chair) 05/14/2012  01/31/2023
John Siridakis 04/16/2007 01/31/2023
Joshua Koontz 04/02/2018 01/31/2022
Michael Gruener 05/06/2019 01/31/2023
Rick Larson 01/18/2011 01/31/2021
Ron Kent (Chair) 01/18/2011 01/31/2021
Jason Light - Chamber of Commerce Representative    


Advisory commissions will not have standing monthly meetings, but will meet to work on matters specifically assigned by the City Council, either as part of an annual work plan or by separate resolution. Meetings will be noticed in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act, with agendas posted to the Event Calendar on the City's website, at the University Place Library, 3609 Market Place West and at City Hall.

For more information contact:
Becky Metcalf, 253.460.5442