Meeting Schedule

The McMinn County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors meets the fourth Tuesday each month at noon in the McMinn County Courthouse Annex conference room. The Executive Committee meets the third Monday at noon at the same location.  Meeting dates are published in The Daily Post-Athenian at the beginning of each calendar year. Any deviations from the regular meeting dates, times, and locations are published in this notice.  The Daily Post-Athenian is notified of any changes to the schedule or calling of special meetings of the Executive Committee or Board of Directors.

McMinn County Economic Development Authority Board of Directors


  • Randy Dunlop*, Vice President, Domino's
  • Drew Holbrook*, Treasurer, Tennessee Valley Federal Credit Union
  • Will Robinson*, Past-President, Will Robinson Construction

Public Funding Agencies. Board Members

  • John Gentry*, McMinn County Mayor
  • Scott Curtis, McMinn County Commission
  • Dick Pelley, City of Athens
  • Burke Garwood, City of Etowah
  • Harold Masengil*, Etowah Utilities Board
  • Eric Newberry*,  Athens Utilities Board

General Membership Board Members

  • Matt Mason, SouthEast Bank
  • Stefanie West, Cleveland State Community College/ McMinn Higher Education Center
  • Eddie Allen, Mayfield
  • John McLain, Starr Regional Medical Center
  • Shayne Whaley, Simmons Bank
  • Will Estes, Estes and Kennedy Law Offices
  • Lee Montgomery, Piedmont Lithium
  • Connor Zabo, Southern Hydraulics

Greenbelt Property Owner Board Member

  • Dr. John Forgety 

Ex-officio Voting members

  • Frank Clark, Etowah Chamber of Commerce
  • Rob Preston, Athens Chamber of Commerce
  • Susan Hatto, TN College of Applied Technology
  • Tyler Forrest, Tennessee Wesleyan University

Ex-officio Non-Voting Members

  • Russ Blair*, City of Etowah City Manager
  • Deb Wallace*, City of Athens City Manager
  • Jeff Schumacher, The Daily Post Athenian
  • Adam Lowe, State Senator
  • Mark Cochran, State Representative
  • Joe Cline, Town of Englewood Town Manager
  • Lois Preece, City of Niota Mayor


* Executive Committee Member