Economic Development Advisory Board

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting

Minutes are available following approval


The following are Advisory Board Members:

Board Members

We are currently accepting applications for EDAB members. Please fill out the attached application below and return to Pam Baker; Executive Assistant at Questions? Please reach out to Pam Baker at 360-863-4524. 


Provide a forum for the coordination of information among entities identified as having economic development roles; recommending priorities and establishing a means to monitor progress on goals; and providing such other advice and guidance with furthering Monroe’s economic development strategy.

EDAB Draft Recommendations 


The Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) will consist of seven to eleven members. Board membership will strive to include a balance of business type, location, and size. Terms will not exceed four years.

Qualifications.  Appointed members will be residents of the City or business persons managing operations and/or property in Monroe. Experience and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • General retail
  • Light industry / Manufacturing
  • Medical/Professional services
  • Commercial leasing
  • Tourism/Recreation
  • Marketing
  • Lodging

Location.  The appointed members of the board may represent North Kelsey, Industrial/Commercial zones, Downtown, and US 2 corridor.

Size.  Ideally board members will include both large and small businesses with representatives from local, regional, and national companies.

Ex Officio Members.  The board may also include representatives from the Monroe Chamber, Downtown Monroe Association, Monroe School District, Everett Community College, Hospital District and not-for-profit partners as ex-officio (non-voting) members.    


Applications for positions on the EDAB will be available from Monday, August 20, through Friday, September 14, 2018.

Mayor Thomas will review applications and present appointments to the City Council for confirmation on Tuesday, October 9, 2018.


Applications available August 20, 2018

Applications close                   September 14, 2018

Applications reviewed             September 17-21, 2018

Council confirmation               October 9, 2018