Economic Development Commission

Regular Meetings

  • Meets on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 5:30p.m. and as needed
  • Auburn City Hall
    Room 10
    1225 Lincoln Way
    Auburn, CA 95603


  • Bill Wharton
  • Matt Spokely, Council Member (Alt)
  • Jill Sayre, Auburn Chamber of Commerce
  • Rachel Radell-Harris, Council Member
  • Kelly Cunningham, Old Town Business Association

  • Richard Moyle
  • Mike Carson
  • Andy Ruff, Chair
  • Monique Hall, 49 Business Association, Secretary
  • Margery Cook, Airport Business Association. Vice Chair/ Treasurer
  • April Maynard, Downtown Business Association

About the Commission

The goal of the Economic Development Commission (EDC) is to enhance the City of Auburn's business environment and economic base while preserving and enhancing the social, natural, and financial resources of our community. Responsibilities of the commission are to:
  • Design and promote an economic development plan based on the needs and views of the businesses and residential community
  • Facilitate the creation of jobs in the city in both existing and new businesses
  • Champion assistance to new and existing businesses
  • Promote the city as a destination point with emphasis on lodging, food, recreation, entertainment, and the arts
  • Encourage doing business locally
  • Advise the City Council, City Manager, and Planning & Public Works Director on economic development matters
  • Enable more attention to be given to economic issues and opportunities
  • Provide a greater opportunity for citizen participation in the affairs of city government
  • EDC's Rules and Procedures

EDC Funding Requests

  • By providing contributions to new and existing, unique and innovative events/projects, EDC can assist with generating a positive economic impact in Auburn.
  • By providing startup contributions, EDC may assist new events up to three years.
  • By providing funding contributions, EDC can assist organizations in their efforts to increase business and/ or make desirable improvements to Auburn. Ongoing funding will only be considered when the Commission believes there is an overriding public benefit, coupled with a perceived inability to be self-sustaining without City assistance.
  • The application can be found here.

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