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Economic Development Advisory Committee

Board Responsibilities

This committee has seven members, each serving a three-year term.  Although there are no requirements for this committee, business expertise is helpful. Meeting at City Hall on an as-needed basis, as applications are submitted for review, this committee makes recommendations to the City Commission on financial applications of businesses wanting to use Revolving Loan Funds from sales tax monies earmarked for business development. Tax abatement requests from new and existing businesses and industries are also reviewed.


Meeting Time & Location

8:00 am

First Wednesday of each month, as needed

City Hall conference room

Please contact Blake Benson for additional meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes

To obtain agendas and/or minutes for meetings, please contact Blake Benson at the Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce: (620) 231-1000.



Membership Period: January 1, 2019, to December 31, 2021

  • Susan Cook, second term
  • Joe Dellasega, first term
  • Todd McKnight, first term
  • Jason Poenitske, first term

Membership Period: January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022

  • Rick Baden, first term
  • John Clark, first term
  • Rebecca Light, first term

Contact Information

Blake Benson
President Pittsburg Area Chamber of Commerce
117 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1000