NEW City & County Economic Development Board – seeking applications

Press Release from the City of Fayetteville & Cumberland County

City and County Seek Citizens for Economic Development Board

Post Date:10/20/2015 4:59 PM

(Fayetteville, N.C.) — The City of Fayetteville and Cumberland County are seeking applications from citizens interested in serving on the board of directors for a new non-profit economic development corporation that will be funded jointly by the two local governments.

Through an interlocal agreement, the City and County have outlined the formation of a new organization that will be registered as the Fayetteville/Cumberland County Economic Development Corporation. The name of the entity may be revisited once the new Board of Directors is appointed and becomes engaged in re-branding the organization.
The City and County will each appoint two citizens and one elected official to the board. Members will serve three-year terms after initial staggered appointments.

The timeline for the County appointment process is:

For more information on the County application process, call 910-678-7772.

The timeline for the City appointment process is:

  • Nov. 1 – Application deadline. Applications will go through the City website at:
  • Nov. 2-6 – The City’s appointment committee will consider the applications
  • Nov. 9 – Appointment of two citizens at the City Council meeting
  • Nov. 23 – If additional time is necessary, appointments made at the City Council meeting

For more information on the City application process, call 910-433-1312.

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