TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11, 2022 @ 5:30 pm 


Notice is hereby given that a Regular Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation will be held on October 11, 2022, at 5:30 pm at the Transportation Building located at 305 E Austin St., Jefferson, Texas, at which time the subjects to be discussed or considered or upon which any formal action may be taken are as listed below.  Items do not have to be taken in the order shown on the meeting notice.  Unless removed from the Consent Agenda, items identified with the Consent Agenda will be acted on at one time.


  1. Call to Order
  2. Invocation
  3. Pledge of Allegiance
  4. Welcome/Introduction of Guests and Visitors

Public Comments – Limited to citizens of Jefferson and business owners; they must sign up in advance and limit their comments or conversation to 3 minutes.  Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Members may ask questions but shall not discuss items that are not on the agenda.  For items not on the agenda, a person may add an item to a future Jefferson Economic Development Corporation Agenda by contacting a JEDCO board member a minimum of 5 days prior to a Meeting.

  1. CONSENT AGENDA (JEDCO reserves the right to remove items from the Consent Agenda and consider and/or approve individually).

a)  Consider and/or approve financial report (if any)

b)  Consider and/or approve minutes from JEDCO’s September 13, 2022 meeting.


a)  Discussion – Presentation on Small Business Development by Day Shelmire, Director Small Business Development Center, Longview, TX

b)  Consideration/Action – Approval of contract up to $31,000 for professional services/scope of work proposed by Kelly Cofer, President & CEO, The Retail Coach, LLC to identify and recruit retail companies to bring to Jefferson.

c)  Consideration/Action – Approval of USDA Loan payoff, totaling $18,751.91 from Richard and Karen Penner. Authorize JEDCO’s President and Vice President/Secretary to sign the subsequent Release of Lien.


The Jefferson Economic Development Corporation reserves the right to adjourn into Executive Session at any time during the course of this meeting to discuss any of the matters listed below, as authorized by Texas Government Code:

a) Section 551.071 – Consultation with an Attorney

b) Section 551.072 – Deliberations concerning Real Property

c) Section 551.073 – Deliberations concerning Gifts/Donations

d) Section 551.074 – Personnel Matters

e) Section 551.076 – Deliberations concerning Municipal Security

f) Section 551-087 – Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations


a)  Return to Open Session and take action (if any) as a result of discussions in preceding Agenda Item 7f pursuant to Texas Government Code 551.087 Deliberation Regarding Economic Development Negotiations relating to a grant application for a new business.

  1. Consideration/Action – Future Meetings or Workshops

a)  JEDCO Special Meeting – Texas Target Communities Focus Group addressing economic development issues in Jefferson to take place at 12:45 pm on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at the Transportation Building


Certificate of Posting


The undersigned does hereby certify that this Notice of Meeting of the Jefferson Economic Development Corporation was posted at City Hall, 102 North Polk Street, Jefferson, TX at a place readily accessible to the general public at all times, on the 7th day of October 2022, at __3:00 pm_____, and remained so posted for at least 72 continuous hours preceding the scheduled time of said meeting.



Bubba Haggard,


Jefferson Economic Development Corporation


 ATTENDANCE BY OTHER ELECTED OR APPOINTED OFFICIALS:  It is anticipated that members of the City Council, or other city board, commissions and/or committees may attend the meeting in numbers that may constitute a quorum of the other city boards, commissions and/or committees.  Notice is hereby given that the meeting, to the extent required by law, is also noticed as a meeting of the other boards, commissions and/or committees of the City, whose members may be in attendance.  The members of the boards, commissions and/or committees may participate in discussions on the same items listed on the agenda which occur at the meeting, but no action will be taken by such in attendance unless such item and action is specifically provided for on an agenda for that board, commission, or committee subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act.