The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) of the Charter Township of Meridian was founded in 1981 and operates independently of the Township government, but its actions are review-able by the Township Board. It is a locally charter public corporation whose purpose is to encourage economic development in the Township. The State Legislature authorized the formation of such public corporations by passing the EDC Act of 1974 (PA 338).  The EDC works with local business owners, the Meridian Area Business Association (MABA), and regional partners like the Lansing Economic Area Partnership (LEAP), the Lansing Regional Chamber and Tri-County Regional Planning Commission to boost the economic vitality of the Township.

Mission:  Set the standard in creating an entrepreneurial culture; be the example for revitalization of our business districts and be the leaders in building sustainable public/private partnerships.

The EDC consists of not less than nine members and meets at 7:30 am on the first Thursday of the month at the Municipal Building at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI 48864.  Please check the meeting calendar for specific dates and times.

 Board Member

Term Expires 

 Jade Sims (Chair)

 12.31.2023

 Kimberly Thompson (Vice Chair)

 12.31.2023

 Adam Carlson

 12.31.2019

 Brenda Chapman

 12.31.2024

 Joel Conn

 12.31.2021

 Tom Conway

 12.31.2023 

 Shawn Dunham

 12.31.2024 

 Mikhail Murshak

 12.31.2020

 David Ledebuhr

 12.31.2020

 Frank Walsh

 12.31.2021

 Kathy Ann Sundland (Board Liaison)

 11.20.2020

 Phil Deschaine (Ex-Officio)

 11.20.2020

 

Economic Development Corporation Documents

Economic Development Corporation Agendas, Packets and Minutes