Board of Directors

Mission Statement 

Our Mission is to provide a focused and integrated economic development effort for the greater community on behalf of all of its residents.

Organizational Bylaws

Bylaws of the organization (last amended 041714) (PDF) 

Wayne Area Economic Development Board Meetings

  • 7:00 am
  • Third Thursday of each month
  • Community Room at Wayne Community Activity Center (CAC, 901 W 7th Street)

Board of Directors

  • Mike Powicki, Chair
  • Ria Pedersen, Vice Chair 
  • Kirby Hall, Treasurer
  • Megan Finn, Secretary
  • Jill Brodersen (Wayne City Council)
  • Terri Buck (Wayne City Council)
  • Dean Burbach (Wayne County Commissioner)
  • Justin Davis
  • Danni Gearhart (CEO, Providence Medical Center)
  • Brandon Hall
  • Dr. Mark Lenihan (Superintendent, Wayne Community Schools)
  • Dr. Marysz Rames (President, Wayne State College)
  • Melissa Urbanec

Core Committee Meetings

Revitalize Wayne

      Retail, Hospitality, Tourism

Meeting dates/times/locations vary

Business & Industry

  • 12:00 pm
  • Second Thursday of each month
  • The Max Bar & Grill (109 Main Street)


  • Second Wednesday of each month
  • 12:00 pm
  • (Location Varies) 


  • 8:00 am
  • Second Tuesday of each month
  • South Meeting Room (SMR), City Auditorium (220 N Pearl Street)