MARKETING AND MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
This committee is working to improve how we bring our message to our members, and increasing and retaining our membership. The committee’s purpose is to keep our IEDA members up-to-date on IEDA events and economic development endeavors that are happening around the State, and to recruit new members and foster the relationship of existing members. Currently, IEDA publishes a quarterly “NewsBlast” and an annual “Success Stories” publication that comes out in January of each year. Additionally, IEDA has a website (www.iedassociation.com), a Facebook page, and strives to create various other brochures and documents relating to economic development in Idaho.
A new campaign has just started called “100/500”. The goal is to increase the membership to 100 members in 2018 and to increase the marketing mailing list to 500 in 2018.
For more information on this committee, please contact Lisa Buddecke or Robin Collins.
The Education Committee provides input on conference speakers and training programs, and explores economic development certification courses. The IEDA Education Committee concentrates its efforts primarily on organizing and promoting the two IEDA conferences. The committee works to arrange educational, interesting and dynamic events.
The Education Committee is tasked with every aspect of coordinating a successful conference, from selecting a location and speakers to developing an agenda, blocking hotel rooms, and organizing the networking reception.
For more information, contact committee members Beth Ineck, Jana Jones, or Jolie Turek.
PUBLIC AFFAIRS COMMITTEE
The Public Affairs Committee works with IEDA members to determine economic development issues that will affect their organizations and communities. The Public Affairs Committee is an action-oriented IEDA team that focuses on all Idaho legislative issues and concerns associated with economic development.
This committee meets via phone conferences monthly, and more often during the legislative session. The committee reports back to the membership on issues most imperative to IEDA and its membership.
The Public Affairs Committee also stays abreast of any new concerns that may appear throughout the year, working closely with elected officials and legislative representatives and committees.
To learn more about joining this energetic group, please contact committee member Dave Thornton.
MENTOR NETWORK PROGRAM COMMITTEE
The Mentor Network Program Committee helps to create information, knowledge and awareness of the "Giving Back" Mentoring Network. The Mentoring Network is an online tool to assist in matching mentees with experienced mentors. Mentors consist of members who have signed up to be a mentor offering experience and knowledge in specialized and defined areas. Mentees can consist of anyone who would like a little guidance on an economic development topic, or who just wants to chat about a program or idea.
If you are interested in "Becoming a Mentor", please click here.
If you are wanting to "Find a Mentor", please click here.
If you are in need of more information that you cannot locate on our site, please contact committee member Deborah Baker.
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