PEDA - Pennsylvania Economic Development Association

 

Committees

 

Advocacy Committee

Would you like to be a part of developing and advocating for legislative and policy priorities on behalf of the statewide association of economic development professionals? The mission of the Advocacy Committee is to establish PEDA as the leader in economic development matters for legislation, the administration, and local government. The committee generally meets by phone on the third Thursday of each month, convening live meetings at PEDA's spring and fall conferences.

Chair
Vito Gallo
Assistant VP for State Relations
Lehigh University
301 Broadway
Bethlehem, PA 18015
610-758-5801
610-758-6838 (fax)
vgg2@lehigh.edu

Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is responsible for implementing and upholding the Awards Program guidelines including collecting and reviewing nominations and voting on annual award winners. The committee meets by phone, periodically, leading up to PEDA's annual fall conferences, where award recipients are announced and recognized.

Chair
David Black
President
Harrisburg Regional Chamber & CREDC
3211 N. Front Street, Suite 201
Harrisburg, PA 17110-1342
717-232-4099
717-232-5184 (fax)
dblack@hbgrc.org

Conference Committee

The Conference Committee is responsible for overseeing the development of PEDA conferences. The committee generally meets by phone on a monthly basis, convening live meetings at PEDA's spring and fall conferences.

Chair
Michelle Bisbing
Pocono Mountain Economic Development
300 Community Drive
Suite D
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
570-839-1992
mbisbing@pmedc.com

EDC Committee

The mission of the EDC/IDC Committee is to collect and disseminate information regarding issues surrounding Pennsylvania’s EDC/IDC’s. The committee is structured to serve as a forum for discussion, networking and advocating issues. The committee generally meets on a quarterly basis, convening live meetings at PEDA's spring and fall conferences and conference calls each summer and winter.

Chairs
James Becker
Executive Director
Titusville Industrial Fund, Inc.
144 West Spring Street
Box 425
Titusville, PA 16354
814-827-3668
814-827-2696 (fax)
jbecker@tcda.org

Mike Grigalonis
Chief Operating Officer
Chester County Economic Development Council
737 Constitution Drive
Exton, PA 19341
610-458-5700
mgrigalonis@cceconomicdevelopment.com

 

Membership and Communications Committee

OUR MEMBERS MAKE IT HAPPEN… 

The mission of the Membership Committee is to engage and involve current members while striving to identify and attract new members. The committee generally meets on a quarterly basis, convening live meetings at PEDA's spring and fall conferences and conference calls each summer and winter.

Chair
Aaron Gantz
Marketing Manager
Greater Reading Economic Partnership
201 Penn Street, Suite 502
Reading, PA 19601
610-376-4237
610-376-4238 (fax)
aaron@greaterreading.com

Permitting and Regulatory Reform (PARR) Committee

The mission is to improve the Commonwealth's ability to attract jobs and investment by joint action targeted at reducing the time between project conception and permit issuance. The committee generally meets by phone on the second Thursday of each month, convening live meetings at PEDA's spring and fall conferences.

Chair
Charles Leonard, Executive Director
Pocono Mountains Economic Development Corp
300 Community Drive, Suite D
Pocono Mt. Corporation Center East
Tobyhanna, PA 18466
570-839-1992
570-839-6681 (fax)
cleonard@pmedc.com

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