Message from the WEDA Board Chair: Jason Monnett

WEDA Board Chair Jason Monnett

As we kick off summer, I am thankful that every day feels a little bit more normal. This includes a lot of activity for WEDA:

  • The recent WEDA Academy webinar (5/26) on Business Attraction and Selling Your Community Assets was well attended and shows communities are looking toward the future. This is a far cry from a year ago when pandemic uncertainty still reigned. I believe optimism is beginning to replace the uncertainly of the past 14 months. 
  • There is a lot happening in the State Capitol, and I am very appreciative of our government affairs efforts in representing WEDA and pursuing our legislative priorities to help drive economic growth in this unique time.
  • Planning for our upcoming Bests Practices Conference (9/29-10/1), as well as the Community and Economic Development Awards “CEDA” and WEDA Legislative Day (both on 9/15) are all in full swing. Thank you to Mary Perry, the WEDA Staff, and our volunteer members working on these important events. We are certainly laying the groundwork for a busy, yet exciting fall event season.
  • The WEDA Board will meet in-person in July for our regularly scheduled meeting and will focus on strategic planning for 2022 and beyond.

Thank you for your support of WEDA. I look forward to seeing you in person soon!