Kent County Boards and Committees

Economic Development Advisory Board: (Term 3 years - Unlimited # of members)

Ronald F. Athey 01/05/15 Thomas Beckett 01/05/15
Robert Jacob 03/31/17 John Carroll, 01/05/15
Robert Ampula 03/21/17 Ernest Crofoot, County Administrator / Attorney
James Rich, Chairman 01/05/15 Dan Macleod, School Board Representative 05/31/16
Zoe Schneider, Student Representative 04/30/15 William Short, County Commissioner
Date indicates expiration of term.

REIMBURSEMENT FOR EXPENSES - $30.00 Chairman; - $25.00 Members

Code Home Bill #8-92 and #1-97

Chapter 21 - Local Laws
Advisory Board members shall serve for a term of three (3) years, which terms shall be staggered. No member may serve for more than two (2) successive full terms. (Filling a vacant position during the term shall not be construed as a full term.)

The initial appointments shall be for three (3) persons to serve a one (1) year term, two (2) persons to serve a two (2) year term and two (2) persons to serve a three (3) year term.

The Economic Development Advisory Board meets on the 1st Wednesday of each month at 3:00 p.m. in the County Commissioners' Hearing Room, County Government Center.

§ 21-2. Powers and duties of Director
The Director shall have the following powers and duties:

A. To work with the Economic Development Advisory Board.
B. To adopt a progressive program to promote the economic development of the county by attracting additional industry, commerce and tourism.
C. To gather, maintain and disseminate information concerning industrial sites and commercial sites throughout
the county.
D. To gather and disseminate information concerning the historical and cultural aspects of the county.
E. To act as the County's official liaison agent with persons interested in locating business firms in the county.
F. To enlist the cooperation of industry, city, state and national and private agencies in promoting the purposes of Economic Development.
G. To cooperate with all businesses and industries in the county in the resolution of any community problems they may have and to encourage the management of the same to have a constructive interest in the county.
H. To confer with and inform the County Commissioners and the Economic Development Advisory Board and municipal governing bodies on all matters relative to the economic development in the county.
I. To periodically survey the overall status of the county and municipalities to determine if the county and municipalities furnish such services and facilities that are conducive to economic expansion.
J. To render annually a brief summary of the activities to the County Commissioners.