Economic Development Council

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Board Information

The Economic Development Council is comprised of eleven members appointed by the Mayor. The Council members represent various economic development perspectives. The Council provides input and expertise to assist the Economic Development Department staff in carrying out the Economic Development Action Plan. The Economic Development Council was established by Ordinance 1681 in October 2010.

Board/Commission Economic Development Council
City Code Chapter 30
Established 2010
Term 3 years
Number of Members Eleven (11)
Special Requirements None

City Staff

Derek Lord
Director of Economic Development
410 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50023
(515) 965-6430


The Council members meet year round, every other month. Generally these meetings are held on the first Friday of the month from 7 a.m. until 8 a.m. at City Hall.