WEDA Committees

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:

Alisha Benson

Public Policy Advocacy & Legislative Committee Chair

Conference Planning 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.

Betty Capestany

Conference Planning Committee Chair

Communications/Marketing Committee

This committee is focused on producing marketing materials and a communications plan to carry out the WEDA message.

Jonathan Smith

Communications / Marketing Committee Chair

Emerging Leaders Group

The Emerging Leaders Group aims to:

  • Provide leadership opportunities
  • Focus on professional development
  • Learn and share best practices
  • Gain hands-on experience for new professionals
  • Welcome those new to economic development – diversity in thought and experience is appreciated!

Tamsin Bell & Wesley Nguyen

Emerging Leaders Co-Chairs

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