Economic Development Advisory Board

The Economic Development Advisory Board meets on the second and fourth Thursday at 8:00 a.m.
The Advisory Board will meet next on Thursday, October 22.

October 22 remote meeting participation information:
Dial-in: (253) 215-8782
Meeting ID: 864 3519 1201
Password: 863196

Meetings will be held digitally on the Zoom platform through the duration of Governor Jay Inslee's Proclamation 20.05, 20-25.7 and 20-28.11.

Business Resources

The City of Monroe is gathering and sharing details of business resources and assistance programs established or expanded as a result of COVID-19. Please visit the city's Business Resources page for details on these important programs. 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meeting

Most Recent Agenda | Past Agendas

Minutes are available following approval

Most Recent Minutes | Past Minutes


The following are the current Advisory Board Members:

Board MembersTerm Expires
Mike Buse - Genesis Refrigeration & HVACDecember 2020
Liz Nugent - Sky Valley Business Solutions
December 2020
Allan Dye - Port Gardner SupplyDecember 2021
Bridgette Tuttle - Burnt Barrel Whiskey Bar/Monroe Pizza & Pints
December 2021
Sally King - Harmsen & Associates
December 2022
VACANTDecember 2022
Katy Woods - Coastal Community BankDecember 2022


Provide a forum for the coordination of information among entities identified as having economic development roles; recommending priorities and establishing a means to monitor progress on goals; and providing such other advice and guidance with furthering Monroe’s economic development strategy. Established through City of Monroe Resolution No. 019/2018.

EDAB Draft Recommendations 

Membership Criteria

The Economic Development Advisory Board (EDAB) will consist of seven members. Board membership will strive to include a balance of business type, location, and size. Terms will not exceed four years.

Qualifications.  Appointed members will be residents of the City or business persons managing operations and/or property in Monroe. Experience and/or expertise in one or more of the following areas is preferred:

  • General retail
  • Light industry / Manufacturing
  • Medical/Professional services
  • Commercial leasing
  • Tourism/Recreation
  • Marketing
  • Lodging

Location.  The appointed members of the board may represent North Kelsey, Industrial/Commercial zones, Downtown, and US 2 corridor.

Size.  Ideally board members will include both large and small businesses with representatives from local, regional, and national companies.

Ex Officio Members.  The board may also include representatives from the Monroe Chamber, Downtown Monroe Association, Monroe School District, Everett Community College, Hospital District and not-for-profit partners as ex-officio (non-voting) members.    

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