Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee mission is to further the economic development of the Town of Wendell and promote job creation and business support opportunities in the area. With concern for preserving our county’s culture, heritage and natural resources, the Town of Wendell Economic Development Committee (EDC) will seek to enhance the overall business and commercial environment in the community, thus improving the quality of life for all people of the Town of Wendell.

The goal of the Economic Development Committee is to serve as an advisory committee to oversee activities and help implement the Town of Wendell Economic Development Program and Strategic Plan; provide guidance to staff on economic development initiatives; and work to support efforts related to ongoing project initiatives for the town.

Member Name Term Expires
Donald Brown June 30, 2015
Lesia McKenzie June 30, 2015
Edward Morrell June 30, 2015
Barry Perry June 30, 2015
Latisa Vereen June 30, 2015
Paul White June 30, 2015
Steven Kyle Williams June 30, 2015
Joe Ann Wright June 30, 2015

Staff Liaison: David Bergmark, AICP, Interim Planning Director, (919) 365-4448

Public Participation

The Economic Development Committee meetings are open to the public. They generally meet on Wednesdays on a bi-weekly basis. Stay abreast of upcoming meetings, agendas or read past meeting minutes, please see the following link.

Initiatives Completed: 

  • Downtown Wendell Brochure developed 
  • Small Business Resource Center launch
  • Property Search Database launch
  • Downtown Facade Grant Program revisions
  • Economic Development Strategic Plan 

Contact Us    

Do you have any comments or feedback for the Economic Development Committee? Can’t make our meetings but want to share your thoughts and ideas? Please complete a contact form for the Planning Department.