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.



December 9, 2016
January 13, 2017
February 10, 2017-CANCELED
March 10, 2017
April 14, 2017-CANCELED
May 12, 2017
June 9, 2017
July 14, 2017- CANCELED
August 11, 2017-CANCELED
September 8, 2017
October 13, 2017
November 9, 2017 (proposed for Thursday due to city holiday)
December 8, 2017