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WEDA members serve on committees, sections and task force groups that guide WEDA and set our policy goals. If you're looking to get more involved with WEDA and to be a part of effective change, consider volunteering on a committee.

Public Policy Advocacy & Legislative Committee - The goal for this committee is to lead WEDA in effective advocacy for a strong statewide economy. This work is done through 1) maintaining an active lobbying presence during state legislative sessions, 2) moving the state towards a philosophy where economic development is a consistent and ongoing effort, 3) development of coalitions that draw urban/rural and east/west constituencies together around key economic issues facing Washington State, 4) developing and disseminating White Papers on key policy topics, 5) developing and disseminating WEDA Legislative Priorities, 6) producing and annual report on the status of economic development in Washington State and its future direction, 7) writing legislation that advances that advances WEDA's top legislative priorities, and establishing long-term economic development goals and direction for the state's economic development community.

Public Policy & Legislative Committee Chair Jonathan Smith

Program Committee - This committee's focus is on professional development. Key to this committee is providing cutting edge conferences that help economic development practitioners succeed in their communities.

Program Committee Chair -Teresa Brum, City of Spokane

Communications/Marketing Committee - This committee is focused on producing marketing materials and a communications plan to carry out the WEDA message.

Communications/Marketing Committee Chair -Robin Toth, Greater Spokane Incorporated