In 2015, the Northeast Missouri Economic Development Council (now HREDC), which provides economic development services for the Hannibal region, initiated the creation of six different committees in an effort to enhance the region’s prosperity.
Committees will work closely with the Chamber of Commerce to provide a coordinated effort, as well as with county, city, and state officials. Another objective is to develop and maintain a cohesive relationship with the area’s manufacturers, businesses, and educational institutions such as Hannibal LaGrange University, Moberly Area Community College, and Hannibal, Palmyra, Marion, and Ralls County school systems.
The HREDC Board is composed of four Executive Committee members including Hal Benedict (President), Lisa Peck (Secretary), and Wendy Harrington (Treasurer). Other members include Dr. Anthony Allen, Mayor James Hark, Allie Bennett, Larry Welch, Mathew Munzlinger, Rick DeStefane, Troy Kemp, Luke Bryant, Josh Ketsenburg, Rusty Adrian, Paul Trenhaile, Randy Jobe, Daren Dowell, Rusty Adrian, Brock Fahy, Corey Sanborn, Brian Caldwell and Darrin Gordon.
To find out more about the HREDC Committees, please click on any of the links to the right. If you are interested in joining a committee or would like to know more about how you can get involved, please contact Corey Mehaffy.