Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (CEDCP)

As the role of local government continues to evolve, the finance officer is frequently being put in the unfamiliar position of leading economic development projects. In addition, it is becoming increasingly important for governments to consider development issues as they prepare and execute their long-term capital plans. These trends have prompted the executive board to create the Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning, whose mission is "to assist finance officers to become knowledgeable participants in planning, evaluation, and execution of community/economic development and capital issues through the drafting and promotion of policies, procedures, and best practices."

Members of the Committee

  • CHAIR: William Jones, City Administrator, City of Mequon, WI
  • VICE CHAIR: Laura Allen, Town Administrator, Town of Berlin, MD
  • Sonia Andrews, Finance Director, City of Peoria, AZ
  • Laurie Brewer, Assistant City Manager, City of Georgetown, TX
  • Susan Cohen, Manager, FasTracks Program Control, Denver, CO
  • Shelley Coleman, Finance Director, City of Auburn, WA
  • Mark Emanuelson, Finance Director, Village of Shorewood, WI
  • Donna Gayden, Village Administrator, Village of Glenwood, IL
  • Rodney Greek, Controller, San Diego County Water Authority, CA
  • Jason Greene, Financial Controls & Budget Manager, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority, FL
  • Shirley Hughes, Finance Director, City of Boulder City, NV
  • Eric Johnson, Assistant County Administrator, Hillsborough County, FL 
  • Marita Kelley, Local Government Policy Specialist, Department of Community & Economic Development, PA
  • Tom Kelly, Finance Director, White Bear Township, MN
  • Rebecca Kidwell, Capital Budget Manager/Fiscal Manager, Howard County, MD
  • Nicole D. Kreiser, Debt Manager, Wake County, NC
  • Steven Kreklow, Director of Performance, Strategy & Budget, Milwaukee County, WI
  • Rana D. Lacer, Senior Vice President of Finance, Las Vegas Convention & Visitors Authority, NV
  • Angela Means, Financial Services Division Manager, City of Austin, TX
  • Francine Ramaglia, Assistant Village Manager, City of Delray Beach, FL
  • William Robertson, County Administrator, County of Franklin, VA
  • Walter Rossman, Assistant City Manager, City of Sunnyvale, CA
  • Ari Sky, Chief Financial Officer, City of New Bedford, MA
  • Kimberly Springer, Deputy Budget Officer, City of Austin, TX
  • Linda Witkowski, Budget Manager, Waukesha County, WI


  • David Fiorenza, Professor, Villanova University
  • Richard Raphael, Managing Director-Head of US Public Finance, Fitch Rating, New York, NY
  • Phoebe Seldon, Senior Vice President, Acacia Financial Group, Inc., IL
  • Ann Shawver, Owner/Consultant, Ann Harrity Shawver, CPA, PLLC
  • Nancy Zielke, Senior Director, Alvarez & Marshal Public Sector Services, Kansas City, MO


  • Merill King, Finance Director, Minnetonka, MN
  • Michael A. Bryant, Management & Budget Director, OMB, Mecklenburg County Government, NC

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