County Announces New Economic Development Advisory Board

Published Monday, September 12, 2016

Applications now accepted for board members

Charles County announced today the formation of a new Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB), an entity created by the County Commissioners and one of the Economic Development Strategic Plan’s key recommendations. Applications are now available for eligible Charles County candidates to serve on the board. Final selection of board members will be announced in October 2016.

“The new Economic Development Advisory Board will serve as a communications platform for our business community and the public sector to inform the county’s economic development policy and programs,” said Commissioner President Peter F. Murphy. “We look forward to this new exchange of ideas and open dialogue, and continuing our economic progress.”

“We are pleased that the County Commissioners created the EDAB based on the recommendations from the county’s five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan,” said Director for the Economic Development Darrell Brown. “When we unveiled the county’s five-year Economic Development Strategic Plan, the end goal was an actionable, strategic guide to help our community achieve economic prosperity and create jobs. The establishment of an Economic Development Advisory Board is a critical step from that plan.”  

The board will advise the director of Economic Development by sharing ideas, solutions, and creative approaches to business and economic development issues. 

Selection criteria to become a board member include having corporate level experience in business, especially companies in the county’s target industries. Terms are for three years, with some initial terms of one or two years to create staggered terms. Members will serve as Charles County economic development ambassadors and expected to participate in the Department of Economic Development’s events. 

To apply for the EDAB, visit, click on “Board and Commissions” and then click “Application for Appointment.” All applicants will be asked to read and be ready to actively support the implementation of the new Charles County Economic Development Strategic Plan, “A Proactive Approach to Shaping the Economic Future of Charles County, Maryland.”  

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