Meet Your 2023 OEDA Board of Directors!
The Ohio Economic Development Association is excited to introduce the officers and members of the 2023 Board of Directors.
OEDA represents more than 600 economic development professionals from across Ohio. Its Board is comprised of some of the state’s top local economic development talent who represent the diversity of communities and regions that make Ohio attractive for new businesses and the right place for existing businesses to grow and thrive.
The members of the Nominating Committee, who were appointed by the Board’s Executive Committee, undertook an objective process to build the slate of candidates for the 2023 Board of Directors. Nominations opened in October and OEDA received an unprecedented number of applications for the 12 At-Large and Area Director positions that comprised the slate. The committee utilized a competitive scoring process, based on approved criteria, to evaluate every application received during the nominating period.
The Nominating Committee worked diligently to complete its work in December. The proposed Slate of Candidates was presented to the membership at a special meeting and it was overwhelmingly approved, receiving 98% of the membership vote.
The following individuals are serving on the 2023 OEDA Board of Directors:
Housing demand outstrips supply so much that developers can be – and are – very selective about where they choose to invest. Factors like land price, annexation and zoning processes, infrastructure costs, density, and community design specs will make or break a developer’s go-or-no-go decision. This panel discussion will provide insights into developers’ decision-making processes, as well as help direct the focus of local economic developers to those areas in which they can add value in housing discussions.
The Call for Presentations for the OEDA Annual Summit to be held September 4-6, 2024, at the Glass City Center in Toledo, Ohio, is now open. The Annual Summit offers a unique platform to highlight innovative solutions, spark discussions, and share impactful strategies that have positively influenced communities. The Annual Summit organizers are seeking speakers to provide a variety of high quality educational sessions to attendees.
The Ohio Economic Development Association has announced JP Nauseef and Dr. Ned Hill as the keynote presenters for the upcoming Ohio Basic Economic Development Course, April 29-May 2, in Dublin, Ohio. JP Nauseef, the President and CEO of JobsOhio, which has been described as the “best in class state economic development partnership,” will welcome the Basic Course students and Keynote the course. Dr. Ned Hill, a recognized national expert in economic growth, regional development, and economic development, will kick off the course by covering “What is Economic Development and What is the Job of an Economic Development Professional?”