Conference Planning Committee

The Conference Planning Committee works together to deliver exceptional content and connections at OEDA’s two conferences per year.  The OEDA conference experience gathers Oregon’s economic development community to connect, look ahead, learn about current and future trends in the field, and explore themes and features of the hosting region.  Conference content is planned and structured as a joint effort by committee members across the state.

As a member of the conference committee, you’ll build relationships with your committee peers and with the broader economic development community.  You’ll be an active part of bringing to life the conference experience, and grow as a leader in your field.

Share your knowledge and connections with this collaborative volunteer committee! Members can participate from anywhere in the state. Reach out by email to the committee leadership listed below to learn more about joining the conference planning committee.

Conference Planning Committee Contact

  • Kelsey Lucas Committee Chair

    Economic Development for Central Oregon - Prineville/Crook County Area Director

    (541) 233-2015

  • Janet Tidrick Committee Member

    CCD Business Development Corporation - Community Development Specialist

  • Geri Van Beek Committee Member

    City of Gresham - Economic Development Specialist