Economic Development Advisory Board


This board generally meets the first Tuesday of each month at 3:30 pm at Memorial Hall. 

  • Chuck Goad, Chair
  • Wayne Stephany, Vice Chair
  • Jason Curtis, Secretary
  • Lori Kelley
  • Rod Zinn
  • Jim Kelly
  • Keith Stone
  • Lisa Wilson, Chamber of Commerce Ex-Officio
  • Tabatha Snodgrass, Independence Main Street Ex-Officio
  • Melissa Johnson, Montgomery County Action Council Ex-Officio
  • April Nutt, Independence Housing Authority Ex-Officio
  1. Headshot - Lacey R Lies

    Lacey Lies

    Finance Director


The economic development advisory board shall carry out the following functions and responsibilities:  

Recommend and review on an ongoing basis the city's economic development policies which may pertain to but are not limited to the preparation of an economic development strategy, a policy on providing ad valorem tax abatement, granting economic development incentives as permitted by law, establish guidelines for considering the above requests, and study other economic development concerns as determined by the board or requested by the city commission.