Economic Development Authority


  • Meets as needed
  • Municipal Building
    300 North Main Street
    Hopewell, VA 23860


  • Charles Dane – Staff Member, Assistant City Manager


  • Lynda Frink – Member
    Term expires January 10, 2021
  • Joan Gosier – Member
    Term expires November 01, 2020
  • Stephen Pettler – Member
    Term expires January 30, 2021
  • Thomas Wagstaff – Member
    Term expires June 30, 2023
  • Elliot Eliades – Member
    Term expires October 31, 2020
  • Vacant
  • Vacant

Number of Members: Seven members
Term of Service: Four-year terms


Pursuant to Va. Code § 15.2-4903, the City of Hopewell created the IDA by ordinance 5-14-74. By ordinance No. 2011-22, the IDA changed its name to the “Economic Development Authority of the City of Hopewell, Virginia.” The Economic Development Authority helps businesses of all sizes, from diverse backgrounds and from all over the world thrive with market intelligence and site selection assistance. The purpose of the EDA is to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, governmental, commercial enterprises to locate or remain in Hopewell and commercial enterprises to locate or remain in Hopewell and further the use of agriculture products and natural resources.

Translate »