Economic Development Advisory Commission


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
  • University Place Library, 3609 Market Place West
  • City Hall


CommissionerDate AppointedTerm Expires
Dawn MorrisDecember 7, 2020January 31, 2025
John SiridakisApril 16, 2007January 31, 2027
Joshua Koontz (Vice Chair)April 2, 2018January 31, 2026
Michael Gruener (Chair)May 6, 2019January 31, 2027
Rick LarsonJanuary 18, 2011January 31, 2025
Ron KentJanuary 18, 2011January 31, 2025
Jason Light - Chamber of Commerce RepresentativeN/AN/A

Duties & Responsibilities

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.