Placer County Economic Development Board

Regular Meetings

  • 11:30 a.m.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
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During the COVID-19 pandemic, Placer County is committed to public participation in county government in a manner that is consistent with guidance provided by the County’s Public Health Officer and Governor Newsom’s Executive Orders.

Placer County will continue to take the following steps to utilize technology to encourage full but remote public participation during the Placer County Economic Development Board meeting on September 17, 2020 starting at 11:30 am. These steps are intended to protect everyone, especially those over 65 and those with other medical conditions.

For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, Placer County Economic Development Board meetings will be conducted telephonically. In compliance with the governor’s orders on telephonic meetings, the board meeting location will not be open to the public. The public’s participation will be limited to the following means: Zoom: Call in phone number: 1-669-900-9128; Meeting ID Number 835 5651 2110. 

Citizens who wish to comment may call-in to queue for verbal public comment. Public comment will be opened for each agenda item in sequence, so be prepared to call in for the specific item you wish to comment on when the Board Chair opens comments for that item. Calls will not be connected if public comment has been closed from that item, and callers will be directed to call back if they are calling for a later agenda item.

Each commenter is entitled to three minutes of comment time, so the more callers there are, the longer the hold times will be. Thank you for your patience as we work to safeguard the safety and health of all meeting participants and ensure that each citizen who wishes to comment has the opportunity to do so.

The public may always email comments to the Clerk Michelle Grellus at [email protected]  or mail the same through the U.S. Postal Service to the county, Attn: Placer County Office of Economic Development, 145 Fulweiler Avenue, Auburn, CA 95603.

All public comments received prior to 8 a.m. the day of the meeting will be provided to the board members electronically or in written format.

Emails received through the clerk’s email address above during the meeting become part of the record for the board meeting and retained by the clerk.

Board meeting agendas are publicly posted for review on the county website

All members of the public are asked to adhere to the above guidelines as well as all guidance by the county health Officer.

These steps are designed to make the board meeting accessible to everyone in a safe manner. Please be patient with us as we adjust to changes in process which are continually being provided by the health officer and the governor to further protect the public during the COVID-19 emergency.

“It’s important for Placer County to conduct its business to ensure essential services for our citizens,” said Board Chair Bonnie Gore. “We’re doing everything we can to facilitate social distancing and urge residents to take advantage of other methods to address the board versus attending meetings in person.”

“We hope our citizens understand and take to heart the need to participate remotely,” said Placer County Executive Officer Todd Leopold. “This crisis may be part of our landscape for several months and we urge our citizens to adjust while still remaining a vital part of the governing process.” Placer County declared a local health emergency and a local emergency March 3 to ensure public health professionals have all necessary tools at their disposal to protect the community from COVID-19. Placer’s ongoing COVID-19 response will continue uninterrupted by the office closure.


  • Scott Alvord, Chair, Representing the City of Roseville
  • Peter Gilbert, Vice-Chair, Representing the City of  Lincoln
  • Robert M. Weygandt, District 2 Supervisor
  • Cindy Gustafson, District 5 Supervisor
  • Matt Spokely, Representing the City of Auburn
  • Bill Halldin, Representing the City of Rocklin
  • Kim Douglass, Representing the City of Colfax
  • Jan Clark-Crets, Representing the Town of Loomis
  • William H. Duncan IV, Representing Public Education
  • Dr. John Jackson, Representing  Private Education
  • Michelle Silva, Representing Communications
  • Vacant, Representing Agriculture
  • Kimberly Bleichner-Jones, Representing Healthcare 
  • Chuck Heisleman, Representing Utilities
  • Veronica Blake, Representing Non-Profits
  • David Attaway, Representing Tourism
  • Frank Wegener, Representing Manufacturing
  • Jeff Richardson, Representing Retail
  • Stewart Wells, At-Large
  • Vacant, At-Large


The Placer County Economic Development Board, established by the Board of Supervisors in 1991 serves as an advisory body for the Economic Development division. Members of the board are responsible for carrying economic development information back to the governments and organizations they represent to insure that there is a united effort to attract new jobs to the County. Members include:

  • 2 county supervisors
  • 6 council representatives
  • Leaders in agriculture, communication, public education, private education, healthcare, manufacturing, non-profits, tourism, utilities, retail, and two at-large

The Board is building a strategic framework to position Placer County as the best place to live and work in California.