Committee on Economic Development and Capital Planning (CEDCP)

Committee in Brief

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."


Best Practices and Advisories in Economic Development and Capital Planning 


2014 Winter Meeting Agenda


2013 Annual Conference Material


2013 Winter Meeting Material


2012 Annual Conference Material


CHAIR: Eric Reese, General Manager, Business Development, Chicago Transit Authority
VICE CHAIR: Gary Donaldson, Revenue Chief, City of Atlanta, GA

GFOA Staff:  Barry McMeekin and Mike Mucha



  1. Laura Allen, Town Administrator, Berlin, MD
  2. Lauri Brewer, Assistant City Manager, City of Georgetown, TX
  3. Michael Bryant, Budget Manager, County of Mecklenburg, NC
  4. Gregory Clark, Deputy Director & General Counsel, Indianapolis Local Public Improvement Bond Bank, Indianapolis, IN
  5. Christopher Forster, MPA, Director of Agency Business Services, Office of Management and Enterprise Services, Oklahoma City, OK
  6. Jason Greene, Financial Controls & Budget Manager, Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX)
  7. Michael Gurgone, Treasurer, Chicago Housing Authority, IL
  8. Robert Hartwig, Administrative Services Director, City of Shoreline, WA
  9. Dan Huge, Chief Financial Officer, Capital Improvement Board, Indianapolis, IN
  10. William Jones, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Glencoe, IL
  11. Marita Kelley, Local Government Policy Specialist, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
  12. Department of Community & Economic Development
  13. Tom Kelly, Finance Officer, White Bear Township, White Bear Township, MN
  14. Scott McCarty, Finance Director, Town of Paradise Valley, AZ   
  15. James McReynolds, County Administrator, York County, VA
  16. Angela Means, Financial Services Division Manager, City of Austin, TX
  17. Francine Ramaglia, Assistant Village Manager, Village of Wellington, FL
  18. Karen Rhodes-Whitley, Budget Director, City of Plano, TX
  19. William Robertson, Director of Management and Budget, County of Roanoke, VA
  20. Kathleen Seay, Director of Finance and Management Services, County of Hanover, VA
  21. Ann Shawver, Director of Finance, City of Roanoke, VA
  22. Eric Shertzing, Treasurer, Ingham County, MI
  23. Tracy Vesely, Director of Finance, City of Hayward, CA
  24. Jeffrey Yates, Finance Director, Union County, NC



  1. Gregory Baird, CFO, Aging Water Infrastructure – AWI, Provo, UT
  2. David MacGillivray, Chairman, Springsted Incorporated, St. Paul, MN
  3. Dianne McNabb, Director, The PFM Group, Atlanta, GA
  4. Christopher Mier, Managing Director, Analytical Services Division, Loop Capital Markets, IL
  5. Jarrae Williams, Vice President, Wells Fargo, Philadelphia, PA 



  1. Shirley Hughes, Finance Director, City of Boulder City, CO
  2. Lori Economy-Sholler, Chief Financial Officer, City of Bloomington, MN


Additional Resources on Economic Development and Capital Planning


Committee Business














Committee Documents


            (prepared by the Subcommittee on Capital Planning)

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