Who We Are

Organization Summary

The Buchanan County Economic Development Commission (BCEDC) is a 501(c)(4) economic development organization, affiliated with the Cedar Valley Regional (Marketing) Partnership.   The BCEDC serves the communities and unincorporated areas of Buchanan County, Iowa and is a resource and advocate for the building of wealth for the industrial and commercial businesses that reside operations in Buchanan County. We were founded in 1995 and have a proud history facilitating cooperative activities throughout all of Buchanan County.

The BCEDC’s championing focus is on attracting and expanding commercial and industrial business in the county area, as well as maintaining and developing the complementing workforce and infrastructure. The role of the organization is not only to attract or retain jobs, but more importantly to educate the communities they represent regarding the improvements necessary to be competitive and successful in today’s business economy.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Buchanan County Economic Development Commission is to foster a strong economic environment which supports our existing businesses, nurtures growth and new investment while attracting sustainable businesses and a quality labor force to our communities. An expanding economy will lead to thriving communities.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.”
If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at  www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at  program.intake@usda.gov

Board of Directors


  • Mayor Gerald Dennie (Winthrop) – Chair
  • Mayor Chad Staton (Quasqueton) – Vice Chair
  • Terry Toale (Bankers Association) – Treasurer
  • Mayor Sue Webster, (Rowley) Secretary


  • Mayor Dave Young, Aurora
  • Mayor Guy Stacy, Brandon
  • Mayor Mike Harter, Fairbank
  • Mayor Liz Miller, Hazleton
  • Mayor Joe Rawson, Lamont
  • County Supervisor Clayton Ohrt,  Buchanan County
  • Mayor Sean Walker, Stanley
  • Mayor Chris Even, Jesup
  • Mayor Bonnie Davis, Independence
  • Terry Toale, Bankers Association
  • Dean Hamblin, Agriculture
  • Maurice Welsh, Tourism
  • Teresa Floyd – CEO, East Central IA REC
  • Landon Geater – Geater Machining & Manufacturing


Lisa Kremer, Executive Director


(319) 334-7497