Economic Development Board


  • 7:30 am
  • 3rd Friday of every month
  • Via Zoom Online Meetings until further notice

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Board MemberAffiliationTerm
Les Anderson - 
Idler’s Car Show2 Year
2021 - 2022 
Randy HeagleWindermere Real Estate2 Year
2021 - 2022 
Blake ArnoldWindermere Real Estate2 Year
2021 - 2022 
David PelletierPelletier and Schaar Architects2 Year
2022 to 2023
John RussellThe UPS Store2 Year
2021 - 2022 
Kristine Birkenkopf - 
Vice Chair
SAAL Brewing Co.2 Year
2022 to 2023
Ashley PalmerFlora & Fauna2 Year
finish unexpired term - 2022

Board members are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and are made up of seven voting members. Members represent the business community within the boundaries of the Stanwood/Camano School District and serve staggered terms.


The Economic Development Board was established by Resolution 2014-04 (PDF) to provide a voice on issues such as economic development incentives, tourism, special events, and support for local businesses. The Board’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide a communication link between the City and the business community.
  • Advise the City on implementation of the Economic Development Work Program.
  • Advise the City on a business perspective on a range of policy issues such as capital planning, zoning amendments, and land use policy plans.
  • Advise the City on grant applications for:
    • Small capital projects grants benefiting Stanwood Downtown
    • Special events grants that benefit Stanwood