01-29-2015 Special Meeting TPED
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Meeting Details:The Board of Commissioners of Transylvania County met in special session on Thursday, January 29,
2015 at 6:00 p.m. in Commissioners Chambers at the County Administration Building. The Board of
Commissioners met jointly with the Board of Directors of the Transylvania Partnership for Economic
Development (herein referred to as “TPED”) for the purposes of updating the County’s Economic
Development Incentive Policy and discussing peer county measures for measuring economic success.
Commissioners present were Jason Chappell, Vice-Chairman Larry Chapman, Chairman Mike Hawkins,
Page Lemel and Kelvin Phillips. Also present were County Manager Jaime Laughter and Clerk to the
Board Trisha Hogan.
TPED Board of Directors members present were Linda Coye, Jake Dalton, Roger Frisbee, Ruth Harris,
Jeremy Owen, Dee Dee Perkins, Vice-Chairman Mark Tooley, Chairman Andy VonCanon and David
Watkins. Unable to attend were members Libby Freeman and Parker Platt. Also present was Interim
TPED Executive Director Crystal Morphis. Ms. Morphis is acting as a consultant to help facilitate
decision-making for the organization.
Media: The Transylvania Times – Jeremiah Reed