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Economic Development Partnership Board, Kentucky

Authority: KRS 154.10-010
Status: Active
Term: 4 years
Chair: Governor serves as Chairman.
Description: The General Assembly created the Kentucky Economic Development Partnership Board in 1992 to direct the state’s economic development efforts. The Partnership Board is responsible for directing and overseeing the Economic Development Cabinet and adopting a Strategic Plan. The partnership is composed of 13 members. Eight private-sector members represent each of the state’s congressional districts and different sectors of its economy. The secretaries of four cabinets; Economic Development, Finance and Administration, Environmental and Public Protection and Commerce serve as public-sector, ex-officio members. The Governor serves as chairman of the partnership.
Composition: Board shall consist of 11 voting members and 2 nonvoting members. The 11 members shall consist of: the Governor, Sec. of Finance & Administration Cabinet, Sec. of EPPC, and 8 private sector members appointed by the Governor. The Sec. of the Governor's Executive Cabinet shall serve as a voting member upon the absence of the Governor. Sec. of the Cabinet for Economic Development and the Sec. of the Commerce Cabinet shall serve as non-voting members. KY Industrial Development Council, Assoc. Industries of KY, KY State AFLCIO, KY Farm Bureau Federation, KY Chamber of Commerce, and KY Economic Development Corp. shall meet and nominate 2 persons from each of the 6 Congressional Districts and 2 persons from the state at large as candidates for the private sector members.
Compensation: Expenses
Meeting Schedule: Quarterly
Number of Members: 15
Needs Senate Confirmation: No
          Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development Old Capitol Annex 300 West Broadway
          Frankfort, KY
County: Franklin
Phone: (502) 564-7670
Fax: (502) 564-1535


NameAppointedTerm ExpiresPositionCounty
Forcht, Terry E.6/10/201910/1/2022Member; 5th District Rep.Whitley
Hale, Jean6/10/201910/1/2020Member; State at-large RepPike
Karns, Mary MelindaMember
Bevin, Governor Matthew G.Ex-Officio; Chair
Landrum, WilliamMember
Ramsey, DerrickMember
Snavely, Charles G.Member
Dickerson, DavidSecretary Public Protection Cabinet
Gill, TerryMember
Parkinson, DonMember
Summers, William E. IV6/10/201910/1/2020MemberJefferson
Persley, Erran F.3/11/2019Commissioner of the Department for Business Development
McCoy, Elizabeth Griffin6/10/201910/1/2021Member; representing the First Congressional DistrictChristian
McGraw, Candace S.6/10/201910/1/2022Member; representing the Fourth Congressional DistrictBoone
Gill, Terry R.6/10/201910/1/2019Member; representing the state-at-large.Jefferson
Gill, Terry R.11/20/201910/1/2023MemberJefferson
Sipes, Fred Laymon12/9/201910/1/2023MemberMeade

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