The Waynesboro Economic Development Authority is a seven member board appointed by City Council and charged with promoting the economic wellbeing of the community. In addition to its legal authority to issue industrial development bonds, the EDA directs strategic planning initiatives, oversees economic development incentives, and leads outreach efforts to the business community.  Staff support is provided by the Office of Economic Development.

In 2011, the EDA received a USDA Rural Development grant to establish a revolving loan fund for small business.

On December 9, 2011, the EDA formally adopted the Five Year Economic Development Strategic Plan. The complete plan or a four page overview is available for download.

Currently serving on the Waynesboro Economic Development Authority are the following local business leaders:

  • Perry Fridley, Chairman

  • Mary Sullivan, Vice Chairman


The EDA meets regularly on the second Friday of each month at 8:00 am in the Economic Development Conference Room at 301 West Main Street unless otherwise noted.  Meeting dates are listed below, click the date for meeting agendas and minutes.



May 11, 2018
June 8, 2018
July 13, 2018 - CANCELED
August 10, 2018
September 11, 2018 - CANCELED
October 12, 2018 - CANCELED
November 9, 2018
December 14, 2018
January 11, 2019
February 8, 2019
March 8, 2019
April 12, 2019
May 10, 2019
June 14, 2019