Economic Development Authority

Regular Meetings

  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets as needed
  • The Monday prior to the regular Council Meeting
  • Council Chambers

Agendas & Minutes

View current and previous agendas and minutes 


  • Jerry Sinner
  • Dale Parks
  • Matt Mallie
  • E.L. Menk
  • Wayne Erickson
  • Alderman Kelly Bevans (Council Liaison)
  • Alderman Gabe Johnson (Council Liaison)


Recommended by Mayor, Approved by Council


Advise City Council on economic development issues i.e. tax increment financing, revolving loan fund applications, business expansion and retention, downtown grant applications, and annexation.

Committee Membership

The Commission is comprised of five members elected from the general public and two Councilmembers. Councilmembers term coincides with their term of office.

Qualifications to Serve

  • Be a resident of the City of Brainerd or have an ownership interest in a business or other property within the City of Brainerd.
  • Background in economic development, banking and/or finance areas may be helpful.

Length of Term

6 years
Terms run 9/7 to 9/7 of each year other than Council Liaisons