The Washington Economic Development Association (WEDA) announced their newly elected Board members at their recent Spring‐Summer Conference in Richland, Washington on June 9‐ 10. Economic Development Council of Mason County’s Executive Director Lynn Longan was elected to the Board of Directors to serve a three‐year term.
WEDA is a state‐wide, non‐profit association of nearly 140 private businesses, economic development councils, ports, governments and other partners committed to enhancing the state's climate for economic development. Their mission is to serve as the statewide professional association committed to the development of economic and employment opportunities in Washington State.
The WEDA Board of Directors is comprised of 20 members from public and private organizations throughout the state. Longan was one of seven Board members approved to serve a three‐year term from 2014‐2017. The full list of Board members elected at the Spring‐Summer Conference included:
Lynn Longan (Economic Development Council of Mason County)
Mike Bomar (Columbia River Economic Development Council)
Teresa Brum (City of Vancouver)
Suzanne Dale Estey (Economic Development Council of Seattle and King County)
Bruce Kendall (Economic Development Board for Tacoma‐Pierce County)
Egils Milbergs (Center for Accelerating Innovation)
Linda Nguyen (WorkForce Central)
For the complete list of current WEDA Board members, please visit: www.wedaonline.org/about/leadership.html To learn more about WEDA, please visit: www.wedaonline.org/ Our mission is to serve as the statewide professional association committed to the development of economic and employment opportunities in our state. This requires a strong presence in state legislative and regulatory arenas. WEDA is recognized among decision makers in Olympia as a united voice for economic development. Legislators and the executive branch respect WEDA because it represents a broad cross‐section of individuals throughout the state and has the ability to develop and utilize extensive coalitions on any issue central to economic development. Shelton, WA: July 2, 2014