Economic Development Commission (EDC)


The EDC acts as an advisory body to the Economic Development Authority on matters relating to promoting a positive economic climate, encouraging Economic Development and enhancing the tax base of the City. The EDC reviews ways in which the City can expand existing businesses, attract desirable new businesses, redevelopment and rehabilitation opportunities, and revitalize the community. The Commission also focuses on business retention and expansion activities and other appropriate economic development strategies. While most of the EDC's activities are business related occasionally, the EDC review's the City's housing stock, analyzes, and makes recommendations to the EDA regarding mechanisms for the rehabilitation and other housing programs and ideas. 

The EDC is comprised of seven members (four residents and three business representatives). The EDC meets the third Friday of every month at 7:30 am at Mounds View City Hall, unless otherwise noted and each Commissioner serves a three year term. Most meetings last about an hour and can't go longer than one and a half hours. Morning meetings are preferred due to the fact that many of the members are running businesses and need to get back to operating their companies. Traditionally, the EDC breaks for the summer and reconvenes in the fall and holds meetings as-needed. For more information please contact Brian Beeman, Assistant City Administrator.

Commissioner

Seat

Address

Phone

Term Expires

OPEN

Business

      

 

12-31-2020

Jim Freichels

Business

4860 Mustang Drive

763.783.0035 

12-31-2021

Jason Helgemoe (Vice Chair)

Business

1135 Silver Lake Road NW, New Brighton

651.529.1463

12-31-2021

Dan Larson

Resident

8046 Woodlawn Drive

763.780.8850

12-31-2019

Dennis Farmer (Chair)

Resident

5117 Irondale Road 

612.867.8293 

12-31-2020 

Gary Stevenson

Resident

2847 Ardan Avenue

763.784.7336

12-31-2021

OPEN

Resident

 

 

12-31-2019


BECOME AN EDC COMMISSIONER
The Mounds View Economic Development Commission has two Commissioner openings. One opening is for a Business Representative and the other is for a Resident Representative. If you are applying to the Resident Representative opening then you must be a current resident of Mounds View. If you are seeking the Business Representative opening then you must represent a Mounds View business or have extensive experience and be working for a business in the region. If interested in either of the openings please fill out and submit an application in the Download Documents section.

Contact Information

Assistant City Administrator
763.717.4029