The Economic Development Authority is to carry out economic and industrial development and redevelopment within the City.

The Jordan Economic Development Authority (JEDA) meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. in the Jordan City Council Chambers at 116 1st Street East.  You can find the latest Economic Development Authority meeting minutes here.

Jordan Economic Development Authority (JEDA) Members:

  • Ron Jabs, Chair (term expires January 2024)
  • Ryan Dahnert, Vice-Chair (term expires January 2022)
  • Ray Sandey, Member (term expires January 2020)
  • Joe Thill, Member (term expires January 2025)
  • Dr. Chuck Cook, Member (term expires January 2022)
  • Amanda Schuh, Council Representative (yearly council appointment)
  • Tanya Velishek, Council Representative (yearly council appointment)

If you wish to contact the EDA please email City Administrator, Tom Nikunen.

Interested in applying to be an EDA Commissioner?

The term of the position is six (6) years. If you’re interested in serving on the City of Jordan Economic Development Authority please contact Tom Nikunen, City Administrator, at 952-492-2535 or tnikunen@jordanmn.gov.  Applications to serve on the EDA may be found here.

The role of the Economic Development Authority Commissioner is to review and act on matters related to business retention and expansion and community redevelopment/revitalization. The Economic Development Authority strives to proactively encourage and promote economic development by attracting new business, cultivate existing business, improve the business environment and strategically utilize resources to create jobs through commercial and industrial opportunities within the community. The Economic Development Authority serves as an advisory commission to the City Council.

The commissioner should have skills related to civic-mindedness, an interest in economic development, objectivity and an open mind to new ideas, ability to listen, ability to express oneself clearly and concisely in public, enough free time to adequately prepare for meetings, no conflicts of interest, be willing to participate in discussions and activities that advance the community, ability to work with a group to achieve general agreement or consensus on community issues, and maintain good working relationships with other Economic Development Commission members, as well as with planning staff, other city staff, the City Council, applicants, consultants, and the public.