Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (CEDA)

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Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (CEDA)

The Economic Development Authority of the City of Charlottesville was created by ordinance of the City Council in 1976, pursuant to provisions of the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act.  Seven directors, serving staggered four year terms, work closely with the Office of Economic Development to serve the business community of the City. 

The Charlottesville Economic Development Authority (CEDA) was established to promote economic development in the community, to expand the local tax base, and to encourage more job opportunities for our citizens.  CEDA uses its bond authority as a source of tax exempt financing for manufacturing and charitable organizations.  CEDA may, on occasion, pursue special projects in conjunction with the private sector including acquiring, owning, leasing, or disposing of property in order to promote economic development.

The Authority meets regularly at 4:00pm on the second Tuesday of each month in the City Council Chambers, 605 East Main Street, Charlottesville, Virginia 22902.  Meetings are open to the public. Please see below for updated information for the March 12th, 2019 meeting.

The CEDA Board Meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday, January 14th, at 4:00 PM in the City Council Chambers has been cancelled.  The next CEDA Board Meeting is currently scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th. Check back here for updates.   

Board Members

Tara R. Boyd, Chair
Nicole Fernandez 
Jay O'Donnell
Ethan Dunstan, Vice Chair
Adrian Felts
Paul Beyer
Edward Schmitz