Economic Development Council


The Economic Development Council works to retain, support, and collaborate with existing businesses while also recruiting new businesses that are inline with the city’s long-term strategic plan.

Established by Municipal Code Section 120.210.


The Economic Development Council has a total of 14 members. The City appoints ten of the fourteen members. Four of the membership seats are standing positions appointed by:  Blue Springs School District, Central Jackson County Fire Protection District, Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce, and Downtown Alive!. One Council member will be assigned annually to serve as a non-voting liaison. 

Those members appointed by the Mayor shall be for terms of three years. Members appointed by other entities shall serve until the entity appoints a replacement.


Meetings are held at 8 a.m. on the third Wednesday of even numbered months in the Training Room - 210, City Hall, 903 W. Main. 

​Annual Reports

Board Members
Term Expires
Rebecca Nace  - Chair 2020 2021
Joey Zarrillo - Vice Chair 2020 2021
Justin Beal 2020 2023
Drew Grossman 2019 2022
Erika Lucas 2020 2023
James McCullough 2019 2022
David Meyer 2019 2022
Brett Miller 2018 2021
Rebecca Nace 2020 2023
Michael Scott 2019 2022
Taylor Warwick 2019 2021
Joey Zarrillo 2020 2023
Kirk Sampson - Blue Springs School District 2016  
Jeff Grote, Chief - Central Jackson County Fire Protection District 2017  
Lara Vermillion - Chamber of Commerce 2020 2023
Lyle Shaver - Downtown Alive! 2020 2023