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Notice about Economic Development Advisory Board Meetings

To decrease COVID-19 exposure, the City Council Chambers is closed, but public participation will be available electronically and telephonically and listening to the meeting will be available electronically.

Members of the Board will conduct their study session meeting via a telephonic conferencing platform, and the live meeting will be accessible telephonically.

The live meeting may be listened to by calling 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 530 123 2921 and following the prompts.

Public participation will be available electronically and telephonically.  If you want to provide a written comment or speak telephonically at the meeting, please submit an online comment card at least 1 hour prior to the start of the meeting.  If you want to speak at the meeting, you will need to indicate on the comment card that you would like to speak during the meeting, and you will need to call 888-788-0099 or 877-853-5247 (toll free) using meeting ID 530 123 2921 and following the prompts, prior to the start of the meeting.  You will be able to listen to the meeting; and when the item you have indicated that you want to speak on is before the Board, your line will be taken off mute and you will be given an opportunity to speak.


First Tuesday of each month
7:30am
City Council Chambers, lower level
57 E. First Street

City Code



The Economic Development Advisory Board shall act as the advisory board to the Mesa City Council on matters pertaining to economic development, including goal setting, strategic planning, marketing and business recruitment, retention and expansion.  

The membership of the Economic Development Advisory Board shall include: nine (9) voting members who are residents of Mesa and up to six (6) ex-officio non-voting members. Three of the ex-officio members shall be the Mayor, City Manager, and the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Mesa Chamber of Commerce, and three may be City of Mesa representatives that are currently sitting on the Greater Phoenix Economic Council Board of Directors.

The members of the Board shall be appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council for staggered terms of three (3) years.  All terms shall terminate on June 30 of the applicable year.  No member shall serve more than two (2) complete consecutive terms; however, a member may be reappointed after the lapse of one (1) year from the ending of the previous term.

Call (480) 644-2398 for information.

Voting Members

Rich Adams – 1st Partial Term
President & CEO, Southwest Business Credit Services
Term Begins: July 2, 2018
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Brian Campbell – 1st Term
Attorney, Campbell Law Group of Arizona, PLLC
Term Begins: July 2, 2018
Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Deb Duvall – 2nd Term
Community Volunteer
Term Begins: July 1, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Jim Kasselmann, Vice Chair - 1st Term
General Manager, Dexcom
Term Begins: July 1, 2017
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Matt Likens – 2nd Term
President & CEO, GT Medical Technologies, Inc.
Term Begins: July 1, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Christopher Nickerson – 1st Partial Term
Director of Business Development, Banner Desert Medical Center/Cardon Children’s Medical Center
Term Begins: May 7, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2021

Natascha Ovando-Karadsheh, Chair – 1st Term
Associate Broker/Owner, KOR Properties
Term Begins: July 1, 2017
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Dominic Perry – 1st Term
Associate, Avison Young
Term Begins: July 1, 2017
Term Expires: June 30, 2020

Brad Wilson – 1st Term
Owner, GM Biomedical, LLC
Term Begins: July 1, 2019
Term Expires: June 30, 2022

Ex-Officio Members

John Giles
Mayor, City of Mesa

Chris Brady
City Manager, City of Mesa

Sally Harrison
President & CEO, Mesa Chamber of Commerce

Jeffrey S. Pitcher
Partner, Stinson LLP

Dan Olson
Vice President and General Manager, Armament Systems Business Unit, Northrop Grumman Innovation Systems

Staff

William Jabjiniak
Economic Development Director
City of Mesa
william.jabjiniak@mesaaz.gov