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Board Minutes

August 26th, 2012


Board members in attendance:  Lorry Myers, Jason Shackelford, Jim Blankinship, Catherine Simmons.  Absent: Don Rodgers, Barry Stevens.  Jeff Grimes arrived later in the meeting.


Welcome:  Jason Shackelford, sitting in for Barry Stevens, called the meeting to order at 6:00 pm.


Minutes:  Motion made by Grimes, seconded by Simmons to approve the minutes from September 27, 2012. Motion passed unanimous.


Treasurer’s Report: Myers reported account balance as $1488.75.


Networking Committee:  Doris Scribner reported that things are moving forward for the HR Basics seminar. Executive Advantage will pay for radio advertising at Spirit FM. The board is to make phone calls to area businesses to inform them of the seminar. There will be a meeting to hand out flyers to downtown and Highway 22 Businesses.  It was suggested to put the seminar information on one side of the flyer and the CREDI membership flyer on the reverse. Grimes will donate the printing for the flyers.


Marketing Committee:  Discussion of recent school Live Centralia tour.


Purchase with a Purpose Committee:  Myers reported working with the Chamber for a logo design and to finalize the date and cost of the campaign kickoff.


Enhanced Enterprise Zone: The Centralia EEZ ordinance passed the Centralia Board of Alderman and but will have to go to the county and state to be approved.


Web Site Status:  Website was discussed and board members were asked to fill out information sheets.


Social Media:  Discussion about the need for a CREDI webpage.


501(c)3 update:  Stevens and Shackelford will meet to finalize this.


New Business:  None


Public Comment:  Edward Siegmund, Executive Director of the Missouri Planning Commission addressed the group.  He was invited to attend by Mayor Tim Grenke and noted that Centralia is a member of this group. Siegmund described the nature of the Missouri Planning Commission and the services they offer.  He brought along maps and information that they provided to a group similar to CREDI that was started in Ashland.


Adjournment:  Motion to adjourn by Simmons, seconded by Myers.   Motion passed unanimous. Meeting adjourned at 7:35 pm.