Economic Development Authority


Regularly scheduled meetings are held quarterly on the second Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. of the following months:

  • Special meetings are held as needed
  • Economic Development Office
    8200 Center Path Lane Suite E
    Mechanicsville, VA 23116 
  • Regularly scheduled meetings may be rescheduled to accommodate the timeframe of special considerations or actions needed by the Authority.
  • All Economic Development Authority meetings are announced by Public Notice three working days prior to the meeting.  To view County scheduled meetings, please view the Hanover County Calendar.


Trey M. Hayden - Chairman Carey Carlisle
James E. Kickler - Vice Chairman Sam Zeidan
Christopher C. Johnson Elizabeth O. Rafferty
James "Jack" Zemp


The Industrial Development Authority (now Economic Development Authority) was established by ordinance of the Hanover County Board of Supervisors pursuant to the Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act (Chapter 33, Title 15.1, Code of Virginia of 1950, as amended) so that such authorities may acquire, own, lease and dispose of properties to the end that such authorities may be able to promote industry and develop trade by inducing manufacturing, industrial, governmental and commercial enterprises to locate in or remain in the commonwealth.


The powers of the authority are set forth in the Code of Virginia of 2022:  Title 15.2. Counties, Cities and Towns » Subtitle IV. Other Governmental Entities » Chapter 49. Industrial Development and Revenue Bond Act » § 15.2-4905. Powers of authority.




Appointment by board members representing each of the seven magisterial districts

Terms of Service

Varies but typically four-year terms 

Agendas and Minutes

View most recent agendas and minutes.