A Regional CEDS Advisory Committee has been established to lead and monitor the development of the regional CEDS. The Committee is comprised of a wide range of private and public interests, including key business leaders and economic development professionals from each of the seven counties in Region J. The members of the Advisory Committee represent the main economic interests of the region; a majority of its members represent the private sector and business interests. The Advisory Committee also includes public officials, community leaders, representatives of workforce development boards, representatives of institutions of higher education, minority groups and others.
A 15-member Technical Review Subcommittee lends knowledge, expertise and interest to the more detailed work throughout the CEDS process. A much smaller Steering Committee meets monthly to oversee the various steps in the process and closely guide progess of the plan.
The Triangle J Council of Governments CEDS Advisory Committee includes the following members representing the region’s seven-county area of Chatham, Durham, Johnston, Lee, Moore, Orange and Wake Counties:Ted Abernathy, Southern Growth Policies Board Mason Ailstock, Research Triangle Foundation Peggy Anderson, Johnston County Economic Development Dwight Bassett, Town of Chapel Hill Jerry Beckman, SEPI Engineering* Brian Bock, Chatham County Board of Commissioners Kirby Bowers, Triangle J Council of Governments** Steve Brantley, Orange County Economic Development Adam Bruggemann, Institute for Emerging Issues Larry Caddell, Moore County Board of Commissioners Hill Carrow, Sports & Properties Bo Carson, Research Triangle Regional Partnership* ** Jeff Carver, Johnston County Board of Commissioners David Clay, Central Carolina Hospital Paul Coble, Wake County Board of Commissioners Bill Coleman, SAS Institute* Pat Corso, Moore County Partners in Progress Pat Coughlin, Moore County Chamber of Commerce Nancy Creamer, NCSU Center for Environmental Farming Systems* Patrick Cronin, Institute for Emerging Issues* John Crumpton, Lee County Government Drew Cummings, Durham County Government* David Diaz, Downtown Raleigh Alliance Kevin Dick, City of Durham Office of Economic and Workforce Development Settle Dockery, York Properties Doug Doris, Central Carolina Hospital Rebecca Dunning, NCSU Center for Environmental Farming Systems* Chuck Elliott, Johnston Health John Geib, Duke Energy Michael Haley, Wake County Economic Development** Charles Hayes, Research Triangle Regional Partnership Robert Heuts, Lee County EDC* (thru September) David Johnson, Johnston Community College Sandy Jordan, Cary Chamber of Commerce* Bob Joyce, Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce Matty Lazo-Chadderton* Wayne Loots, Wake Technical Community College Timothy Lucas, Wake Technical Community College* John May, Robins May & Rich Joe Milazzo, Regional Transportation Alliance Jenny Mizelle, Town of Holly Springs Crystal Morphis, Lee County EDC Lee Anne Nance, Research Triangle Regional Partnership Michael Page, Durham County Board of Commissioners Bernadette Pelissier, Orange County Board of Commissioners Brad Phillips, Time Warner Cable Brooks Raiford, NC Technology Association Ellen Reckhow, Durham County Board of Commissioners* Dianne Reid, Chatham County EDC* Liz Rooks, Research Triangle Foundation James Sauls, Raleigh Economic Development Harvey Schmitt, Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce Brian Schneidermann, Self Help Credit Union Pamela Senegal, Central Carolina Community College* Jim Seymour, Town of Fuquay-Varina* Nellie Shipley, Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice Linda Shook, Lee County Board of Commissioners Joan Siefert Rose, Council for Entrepreneurial Development* Ryan Simons, Town of Selma Thomas Stith, UNC Kenan Flagler Business School* Lou Tapper, Longistics Katherine Thomas, Progress Energy Nancy Welsh, Builders of Hope Tom White, NCSU Economic Development** Mike Wilkins, NC Biotech Center Beth Yerxa, Triangle Art Works * Members of the Technical Review Subcommittee ** Members of the Steering Committee