JEDC board to keep incumbent officers

The Juneau Economic Development Council is keeping its incumbent officers in their seats for another one-year term.


JEDC’s four primary officers were re-elected without objection at the board’s monthly meeting on Monday.

Kurt Fredriksson holds on to his chairmanship, John Pugh stays on as Vice Chair, Beverly Schoonover is Secretary and Kevin Ritchie is the board’s treasurer and chair of its finance committee.

All current officers said they were willing to serve another year.

JEDC is an economic development group. Founded in 1987, the non-profit corporation operates with assistance from the City and Borough of Juneau and the Juneau Chamber of Commerce.

JEDC board members also appointed two new members to the board of the Alaska Development Corporation. The 501c3 allows for JEDC to accept donations from foundations.

“Both [JEDC and ADC] have missions of economic development,” Holst said. However “they are two different vehicles.”

The board appointed Tony and Loren to ADC board, which typically meets after meeting.

Lauren MacVay of True North Federal Credit Union and Tony Yorba of Jensen Yorba Lott, Inc. were added to the ADC board. MacVay and Yorba are also new to the JEDC board.

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