Kimberly Carter, Business Retention Specialist and Family Support Coordinator for the Chambers County Development Authority, has been chosen to serve on the Board of Directors for the Economic Development Association of Alabama. Carter was elected to serve on the Board by the EDAA’s 500-plus members during their annual summer conference that took place July 23-26.
“It is truly an honor to have been chosen by my economic development peers to serve on the EDAA Board of Directors,” Carter said. “Economic development in Alabama is constantly evolving and a crucial aspect to the ongoing growth and betterment of our state and I am committed to working with the Board to build on the foundation that has been built by my predecessors.”
The Economic Development Association of Alabama is a membership-based organization focused on promoting economic growth in Alabama. Economic Development professionals throughout the state, along with individuals and companies in related fields, work together with the EDAA staff and board of directors to help positively influence state legislation and industrial growth within the state.
Since its inception, EDAA has been pivotal in the definition and passing of key economic development legislation. The association has also been a leader in the creation of educational opportunities. Currently, EDAA has 500 members, including directors and staff members from local economic development associations, as well as other individuals involved in economic growth in Alabama.
Carter, a Chambers County native and Valley High School alumni, has been with the CCDA for six years and currently resides in Lanett. She was formally installed onto the Board of Directors on July 26 and will serve a four year term.