DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

Overview

  • Comprised of five members appointed by the City Council to serve for a three-year term with term limits of six years.  
  • Promotes quality development within the City of DeSoto.
  • Manage budget of funds received from 3/8 cent sales tax collected in DeSoto
  • Eligible candidates should have a minimum of one of the following qualifications:
    • Serve, or have served as Chief Executive Officer of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a position of executive management of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a professional capacity
    • Have experience equivalent to any of the above qualifications and must be bondable

Meeting Schedule

The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Conference Room at City Hall. Special meetings, when necessary.

DEDC Staff


Joe Newman, Interim
Chief Executive Officer
972.230.9611
jnewman@dedc.org
      
Vanessa Barrios
Research and Business Development Manager
972-230-9623
vbarrios@dedc.org 
  
Cynthia Noble
Administrative Assistant
972.230.9611
cnoble@dedc.org  

Council Representative

Deshaundra Lockhart Jones
Councilmember, Place 3
DLockhartJones@desototexas.gov

Board of Directors


Curt Krohn, Secretary
Initial Appointment: 7/15
Current Term Expires: 12/19
  
Stephanie Bowers
Initial Appointment: 10/15
Current Term Expires: 12/18

Bobby Waddle
Initial Appointment: 12/14
Current Term Expires: 12/17
 
Belinda May, Vice-President
Initial Appointment: 11/12
Current Term Expires: 12/18
 
Perry Holloway
Initial Appointment: 07/17
Current Term Expires: 12/18