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Union County, North Carolina

Monroe/Union Economic Development Advisory Board

Member Name Position Title Term Date District Qualifications

Frank Aikmus

Commissioner Representative

December 2018

at large

Ray Black

BOCC Voting Member

12/18/2017-12/31/2020

at large

Scott Byrum

BOCC Voting Member

3/7/2016 - 12/31/2019

at large

Daniel Barry

BOCC Voting Member

3/7/2016 - 12/31/2019

at large

Hunter Latham

BOCC Voting Member

1/1/2018 - 12/31/2020

at large

John Hendley

BOCC Voting Member

12/5/2016 - 12/31/2019

at large

Michael Lutes

BOCC Voting Member

12/18/2017-12/31/2020

at large

Samuel Starnes, Jr.

BOCC Voting Member

12/5/2016-12/31/2019

at large

Gary Summerfield

BOCC Voting Member

3/7/2016 - 12/31/2019

at large

Notes: If a member name cell is blank, it can mean either the current position and term are vacant, or the person who served in the capacity during the term date is still serving until a new appointment is made.

Legislation

None

Number of Positions

9

Meeting Information

2nd Tuesday of the month @ 7:30 am at the City Hall in Monroe, NC.

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Contact Information

Clerk to the Board of Commissioners:
Lynn West, CMC
500 N. Main St., Room 914
Monroe, NC 28112

Phone: 704-283-3853
Email: west@unioncountync.gov

About the Monroe/Union Economic Development Advisory Board

The 24-member Economic Development Advisory Board shall advise both County and City concerning economic development policies, incentives, recruitment and retention practices. The Advisory Board shall be composed as follows:

  • Eight voting members appointed by City
  • Eight voting members appointed by County
  • Eight non-voting ex officio members composed of the City Manager, Monroe Mayor, Monroe City Council Representative, the County Manager, County Board of Commissioners Representative, President of South Piedmont Community College, President of the Union County Chamber of Commerce, and Superintendent of Union County Public Schools. Voting members shall serve for terms of three years.

The Monroe City Council Representative and County Board of Commissioners representative, as ex officio nonvoting members, shall serve for such terms as determined by the City Council and Board of Commissioners, respectively. All terms shall begin on January 1 and expire on December 31 of the last year of the member's term, provided that each member shall serve until his or her successor is appointed. A member can serve no more than two consecutive three-year terms.