Economic Development Board


The Stanwood Economic Development Board is accepting letters of interest from Stanwood/Camano business owners interested in applying to fill a vacant position. The vacancy will be filled for the remainder of the unexpired term, which ends December 2021.
Application Deadline is December 31st, 4:30 pm.


Meetings are currently conducted via Zoom Meetings.


  • 7:30 am
  • 3rd Friday of every month
  • City Hall

Agendas & Minutes

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

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Board MemberAffiliationTerm
Les AndersonIdler’s Car Show2 Year
2019 to 2020
Randy HeagleWindermere Real Estate2 Year
2019 to 2020
Chantel KellerMammoth Burger2 Year
2019 to 2020
David PelletierPelletier and Schaar Architects2 Year
2020 to 2021
John RussellThe UPS Store2 Year
2019 to 2020
Kristine BirkenkopfSAAL Brewing Co.2 Year
2020 to 2021O
2 Year
2020 to 2021

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 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