The mission of the Bedford County Economic Development Authority is to sustain and improve the quality of life for all of Bedford County through a prudent and cost effective economic development program that results in good quality jobs for all residents.

EDA members are appointed by the Board of Supervisors to four-year terms and generally, represent one of the seven election districts. Members may be re-appointed at the will of the board member. EDA officers are elected by the EDA members at the February annual organizational meeting of the Authority.

Besides developing and implementing the county’s economic development program, the EDA also has the authority to borrow money, issue bonds, and buy and sell land on behalf of the county to support economic development projects.

District 1 (Term – Jan. 2024)
David C. Wells
1408 Commonwealth Dr.
Hardy, VA 24101
(540) 440-1032

District 2 (Term – Jan. 2023)
Vicki Gardner
201 Tiki Terrace
Goodview, VA 24095
(540) 529-7733

District 3 (Term – Jan. 2024)
Wyatt H. Walton III – Vice Chairman
14116 Wyatts Way
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 297-8846

District 4 (Term – Jan. 2026)
Matthew J. Braud
PO Box 801
Forest, VA 24551
(434) 525-9634

District 5 (Term – Jan. 2023)
Kristy W. Milton
1545 Forbes Mill Road
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-6362

District 6 (Term – Jan. 2024)
James Robertson – Chairman
2052 Wheelers Ridge Road
Bedford, VA 24523
(434) 660-0607

District 7 (Term – Jan. 2025)
Jim Messier
1621 Kingston Circle
Bedford, VA 24523
(540) 586-8034

The Bedford County Economic Development Authority meets on the first Thursday of each month at 5:30 p.m. (unless otherwise noted) in the County Administration Board Room located on the top floor of Bedford County Administration Building, 122 E. Main St., Bedford, VA 24523.

The agendas and minutes for each meeting are available on our EDA agendas & minutes below.

EDA Meeting Calendar 2022

During October, the meeting is a Joint Meeting with the Bedford County Board of Supervisors. The EDA holds an annual Planning Day to focus on strategies and work plans. In March, a joint meeting of the Town of Bedford EDA and Bedford County EDA is typically held. All meetings are posted on the bulletin board outside the County Administration office and communicated on the website.

Two or more Bedford County Board of Supervisors as well as Bedford Town Council may be in attendance, but no official County of Town business will be conducted as part of these meetings.

The mission of the Bedford County Economic Development Authority is to sustain and improve the quality of life for all of Bedford County through a prudent and cost effective economic development program that results in a strong corporate tax base and good quality jobs for all county residents.

View our Strategic Plan
Read the EDA By-Laws

Read the independent Auditor’s Report and see Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets, Statement of Cash Flow and much more.

2020 Financial Report

Read the independent Auditor’s Report and see Statement of Revenues, Expenses, and Changes in Net Assets, Statement of Cash Flow for previous years.

2019 Financial Report
2018 Financial Report
2017 Financial Report
2016 Financial Report
2015 Financial Report
2014 Financial Report
2013 Financial Report
2012 Financial Report

2021

January 7, 2021 EDA Agenda
January 7, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

February 4, 2021 EDA Agenda
February 4, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

March 4, 2021 EDA Agenda
March 4, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

April 1, 2021 EDA Agenda
April 1, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

May 6, 2021 EDA Agenda
May 6, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

June 3, 2021 EDA Agenda
June 3, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

No July 1, 2021 EDA meeting

July 15, 2021 Joint Town and County EDA meeting
July 15, 2021 Joint Town and County EDA Meeting minutes

August 5, 2021 EDA Agenda
August 5, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

September 2, 2021 EDA Agenda
September 2, 2921 EDA Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2021 Joint EDA and Board of Supervisors meeting agenda
October 12, 2021 Joint EDA and Board of Supervisors Meeting Minutes

October 12, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes
October 12, 2021 EDA Agenda

November 4, 2021 EDA Agenda
November 4, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

December 2, 2021 EDA Agenda
December 2, 2021 EDA Meeting Minutes

2020

No January 2020 meeting – canceled

February 6, 2020 EDA Agenda
February 6, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

March 5, 2020 EDA Agenda  – (no quorum)
March 6, 2020 EDA Meeting Notes – (no quorum for minutes)

April 6, 2020 EDA meeting – canceled (COVID-19)

May 7, 2020 EDA Agenda
May 7, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

June 4, 2020 EDA Agenda
June 4, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

July 9, 2020 EDA Agenda
July 9, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

August 6, 2020 EDA meeting – canceled

September 3, 2020 EDA Agenda
September 3, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2020 Board of Supervisors/EDA Joint Meeting Agenda
October 13, 2020 Joint BOS and EDA Meeting Minutes

October 13, 2020 EDA Agenda
October 13, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

November 5, 2020 EDA Agenda
November 5, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

December 3, 2020 EDA Agenda
December 3, 2020 EDA Meeting Minutes

2019
No January 2019 meeting – canceled

February 7, 2019 EDA Agenda
February 7, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

March 7, 2019 EDA Agenda
March 7, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

April 4, 2019 EDA Agenda
April 4, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

May 2, 2019 EDA Agenda
May 2, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

June 4 2019 EDA Agenda
June 4, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

July 11, 2019 EDA Agenda
July 11, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

No August 2019 meeting – canceled

September 5, 2019 EDA Agenda
September 5, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2019 Board of Supervisors/EDA Joint Meeting Agenda
October 8, 2019 Joint BOS and EDA Meeting Minutes

October 8, 2019 EDA Agenda
October 8, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

November 7, 2019 EDA Agenda
November 7, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

December 5, 2019 EDA Agenda
December 5, 2019 EDA Meeting Minutes

2018:

February 1, 2018 EDA Agenda
February 1, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

March 1, 2018 EDA Agenda
March 1, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

April 5, 2018 EDA Agenda
April 5, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

May 3, 2018 EDA Agenda
May 3, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

June 7, 2018 EDA Agenda
June 7, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

No July meeting – canceled

August 2, 2018 EDA Agenda
August 2, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

September 6, 2018 EDA Agenda
September 6, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

October 9, 2018 Joint EDA/Board of Supervisors Agenda

November 1, 2018 EDA Agenda
November 1, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

December 6, 2018 EDA Agenda
December 6, 2018 EDA Meeting Minutes

2017:

January 5, 2017 EDA Agenda
January 5, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

January 24, 2017 EDA Agenda – Special Meeting
January 24, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

February 2, 2017 EDA Agenda
February 2, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

March 2, 2017 EDA Agenda
March 2, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

April 6, 2017 EDA Agenda
April 6, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

April 29, 2017 EDA Planning Day agenda
April 29, 2017 EDA meeting minutes (Planning Day w/ Regular Business Meeting following in place of May meeting.)

June 1, 2017 EDA Agenda
June 1, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

August 3 2017 EDA Agenda
August 3, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

September 7, 2017 EDA Agenda
Sept. 7, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

October 10, 2017 EDA Agenda
Oct. 10, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

November 2, 2017 EDA Agenda
Nov. 2, 2017 EDA meeting minutes

December 7, 2017 EDA Agenda
Dec. 7, 2017 meeting minutes

2016:

January 7, 2016 EDA Agenda
January 7, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

February 4, 2016 EDA Agenda
February 4, 2016 Approved EDA Minutes

April 7, 2016 EDA Agenda
April 7, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

May 16, 2016 EDA Agenda
May 16, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

June 2, 2016 EDA Agenda
June 2, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

July 7, 2016 EDA Agenda
July 7, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

August 4, 2016 EDA Agenda
August 4, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

September 1, 2016 EDA Agenda
September 1, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

October 11, 2016 EDA Agenda
October 11, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

November 3, 2016 EDA Agenda
November 3, 2016 EDA meeting minutes

2015:

January 8, 2015 EDA Agenda
January 8, 2015 Approved EDA Minutes

February 5, 2015 EDA Agenda
February 5, 2015 Approved EDA Minutes

March 5, 2015 EDA Agenda
March 5, 2015 Approved EDA minutes

April 2, 2015 EDA Agenda
April 2, 2015 Approved EDA minutes

May 7, 2015 EDA Agenda
May 7, 2015 Approved EDA minutes

June 26, 2015 EDA Agenda
June 26, 2015 Approved EDA meeting minutes

August 6, 2015 EDA Agenda
August 6, 2015 Approved EDA meeting minutes

September 3, 2015 EDA Agenda
September 3, 2015 Approved EDA meeting minutes

October 13, 2015 EDA Agenda
October 13, 2015 Approved EDA Meeting Minutes

November 5, 2015 EDA Agenda
November 5 2015 Approved EDA Meeting Minutes

December 3, 2015 EDA Agenda
December 3, 2015 EDA Meeting Minutes

2014:

July 10, 2014 EDA agenda
July 10, 2014 Approved EDA Minutes

September 4, 2014 EDA Agenda
September 4, 2014 Approved EDA Minutes

October 14, 2014 EDA Agenda
October 14, 2014 Approved EDA minutes

November 6, 2014 EDA Agenda
November 6, 2014 Approved EDA Minutes

Bedford County Administration Building