Economic Development Committee


The Economic Development Committee (EDC) is a City Council sub-committee assigned to offer early input on projects that impact the City's business development, real estate, housing or related projects/programs.  The Committee is composed of the Mayor, Mayor Pro Tem, and one Council Member.

Current members are Mayor Strickland, Mayor Pro Tem Van Der Mark, and Councilmember McKeon. 


The City established the EDC to allow staff to receive input and suggestions on programs and projects that impact the City's business development, real estate, housing or related projects/programs and to ensure efforts are coordinated in a proactive manner.  The group meets every other month unless there are no items of business.  In addition to the City Council members, staff representing the City Manager's Office and Community Development regularly attend the meetings.  Representatives for Police, Public Works, and Community Services attend as needed.  Both the Chamber of Commerce and Visit Huntington Beach are invited to participate.

On November 16, 2021, the EDC was merged with the Downtown Economic Development Committee (DEDC).  The DEDC focused on issues related to Downtown including programs and projects that impact the City's Downtown Area.   

Meeting Times and Dates

The EDC holds regular public meetings every other month on the second Wednesday of that month at 3:30 PM in the Lower Level Room, B-8, at the Civic Center located at 2000 Main Street.  All meetings are open to the public and special meetings may be called in conformance with the Ralph M. Brown Act.

The public is encouraged to participate with comments of up to three minutes at the beginning of the agenda.

Agenda & Minutes


Staff Liaison

For any questions about the EDC, please contact the staff liaison: 
Kriss Casanova, Economic Development Manager 
Community Development Department 
714-536-5547 / [email protected]

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