Economic Development Committee

The Economic Development Committee is a twelve-member advisory committee tasked with representing various citizen groups and their interests as part of the City Council’s greater discussion of economic development, its design, and its direction.  The Committee is responsible for organizing an inclusive process for assessing community needs and priorities, and providing the City Council with guidance via a proposed economic strategic plan.  

Members of the Economic Development Committee are nominated by staff for appointment by the City Council for a term of one-year.  Staff encourages members of the community to submit applications for nomination, and seek to find individuals from various citizen groups, including but not limited to historic preservationists, planners, park supporters, the business community, school districts, media, nonprofits, county representatives and property owners.  For more information regarding the Economic Development Committee please contact City Secretary Andrea Cunningham, or call City Hall at (512) 858-4725.  To submit an application for a seat on the Economic Development Committee, please click here.

The Committee meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers located at City Hall - 511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs, Texas.  Residents and the public are welcome and encouraged to attend Economic Development Committee Meetings.  Please see the City Calendar for meeting dates and times.

Committee Members

NameTitleTerm Expiration
Kim Fernea

Committee Chair

06/01/2023

Committee Member (Council Representative)

06/01/2023

Rex Baker

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Dave Edwards

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Melanie Fenelon

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Whit Hanks

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Susan Kimball

Committee Member

06/01/2022

John Kroll

Committee Member

06/01/2022

Andrea Nicholas

Committee Member

06/01/2022

Patrick Rose

Committee Member

06/01/2022

Keenan Smith

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Tiffany Duncan

Committee Member

06/01/2023

Jeff Nydegger

Advisory Member

NA

Robert Avera

Advisory Member

NA