Economic Development Board


  • 7:30 am
  • 3rd Friday of every month
  • Meetings are held in person in the City Hall conference room, 10220 270th ST NW Stanwood, WA 98292 

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Board MemberAffiliationTerm
Les Anderson - 
Idler’s Car Show2 Year
Randy HeagleWindermere Real Estate2 Year
2 Year
2023 - 2024 
David PelletierPelletier and Schaar Architects2 Year
2022 to 2023
John RussellThe UPS Store2 Year
2023 - 2024 
Kristine Birkenkopf - 
Vice Chair
SAAL Brewing Co.2 Year
2022 to 2023
Ashley PalmerFlora & Fauna2 Year

Board members are appointed by the Mayor with Council approval and are made up of seven voting members. Members represent the business community within the boundaries of the Stanwood/Camano School District and serve staggered terms.


The City of Stanwood is seeking interested applicants to fill a two-year term position currently vacant for the 2023-2024 term. Stanwood/Camano business owners are invited to submit their Letter of Interest for the 2023 Economic Development Board Vacancy.



The Economic Development Board was established by Resolution 2014-04 (PDF) to provide a voice on issues such as economic development incentives, tourism, special events, and support for local businesses. The Board’s responsibilities include:

  • Provide a communication link between the City and the business community.
  • Advise the City on implementation of the Economic Development Work Program.
  • Advise the City on a business perspective on a range of policy issues such as capital planning, zoning amendments, and land use policy plans.
  • Advise the City on grant applications for:
    • Small capital projects grants benefiting Stanwood Downtown
    • Special events grants that benefit Stanwood