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About ECED

Stacie Schmidt
Executive Director

Stacie Schmidt is the Executive Director of Ellsworth County Economic Development. 


Stacie has a love for living rural, and a passion for promoting community and leadership development.  Stacie has a background in hospitality, and has found her footing as the ECED director in access to capital, grant writing, networking, marketing, and matching people with opportunity.  Stacie is a single mom of two, Britain, 17,  and Brooklyn, 11, and loves supporting them in their extracurricular activities.

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Our Board

Justin Lindsley, President

Jon Halbgewachs, Vice-President

Curt Glaser, Treasurer

Debbie Kootz, Secretary

Peter Solie, Member Representing Lorraine

Sarah Freeman, Member Representing Kanopolis

Aubrey Ptacek, Member Representing Wilson

Charles Lewing, Member Representing Holyrood

Rachel Barta, Member Representing Com. Bender

Jessica Homolka, Member Representing Com. Rolfs

Craig Freeman, Member Representing Com. Dlabal

​Chase Bourbon, Student Honorary Board Member

Layton Leiker, Student Honorary Board Member

Our 2022 Meetings

Meeting Reports

Wednesday, January 26 7pm

Wednesday, February 23 5:30pm  ANNUAL MEETING

Wednesday, March 23 7pm

Wednesday, April 27 7pm  VIEW AGENDA

Wednesday, May 25 7pm  VIEW AGENDA

No June meeting

Wednesday, July 27 7pm  VIEW AGENDA

Wednesday, August 24 7pm  VIEW AGENDA

Wednesday, September 28 7pm  VIEW AGENDA

Wednesday, October 26 7pm

Wednesday, December 7 7pm

In a motion made at the March 2022 Board of Directors meeting, all agendas for the upcoming meeting will be posted here no later than 48 hours in advance of the meeting.  All minutes and financials shall be posted following approval of said documents.

Additional information discussed at board meetings including the Executive Director report and dashboards shall be provided upon written request in compliance with the Kansas Open Records Act.  Please send any requests to ewcountyeconomicdevelopment@gmail.com.

Our Policies

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