Economic Development Corporation

EDC Board Members - March 2022 (002)

Members of EDC Board (L to R): Mike Toth, Zach Morris, Carrie Troyer, Commissioner Paul Schincariol, Daywi Cook, Tom Stanek, Commissioner Randy Peat, Rodney Dragicevich
Not pictured: Jeff Hannan

About the EDC

The primary function of the Economic Development Corporation (EDC)  is to oversee the County's Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) program. Additionally, the Economic Development Corporation receives updates on economic development efforts and supports such efforts as appropriate. 

The EDC is appointed by the Board of Commissioners. There are ten (10) members of the EDC board; eight (8) are appointed and two (2) seats are reserved for County Commissioners. Appointed board members serve terms that are six (6) years long.

General questions related to the Economic Development Corporation can be directed to Julia Wall at [email protected]

About the RLF

The Revolving Loan Fund (RFL) is a program that offers financing for eligible projects led by local businesses and municipalities. Eligible uses of the fund are determined by standards set by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). 

Generally, eligible projects must do one of the following: (1) benefit low- to moderate-income people (usually through the creation of jobs), (2) aid in the prevention or elimination of slum or blight, (3) address emergent community needs. 

The fund is self-replenishing, as principal and interest payments made on loans issued are returned to the RLF and  utilized again to make additional loans. The program is managed through a partnership between the County and Market Van Buren.

Questions regarding the RLF program and project eligibility can be directed to Sarah Snoeyink at [email protected] or 269-215-4931.

Board Members

Name Term Expires
Tom Stanek, Chair 02-13-2027
Rodney Dragicevich, Vice Chair 02-13-2026
Carrie Troyer, Treasurer 02-13-2024
Zachary Morris, Secretary  02-13-2024
Daywi Cook 02-13-2024
Jeff Hannan 02-13-2024
Mike Toth 02-13-2028
Commissioner Randall Peat Board of Commissioners Representative
Commissioner Paul Schincariol Board of Commissioners Representative