Citizens Economic Development
Citizens for Economic Development (CED) is a private, not-for-profit organization that provides funding for economic development projects that may be deemed beneficial to the citizens of Rockingham County. The CED exists to complement and lend support to the efforts of the Rockingham County Center for Economic Development, Small Business and Tourism, Chambers of Commerce and other development groups.
The mission of the CED is to focus substantial private sector financial resources and leadership on specific economic development projects to attract, retain and expand investments in order to expand economic investments in order to bolster economic growth and job opportunities in our community.
Members & Board
Meetings of the full membership are held once a year. The Board of Directors meets four times each year.
Anyone is welcome to be a member of CED. If you are willing to make a personal or corporate contribution to the greater good of our community, we would appreciate your assistance.
CED Board Members
Pleas McMichael, chairman
Jeff Garstka, 2nd vice chair
Reidsville Economic Development Director
Harold Vaden, secretary/treasurer
Dr. Mark Kinlaw, executive board representative
Rockingham Community College President
Leigh Cockram, executive board representative
Center for Economic Development, Small Business & Tourism Director
Bennett Family Farm
Madison Town Manager
Eden Economic Development Director
Annie Penn Hospital
LKC Engineering, PLLC
ECS Carolina, LLP
First National Bank
UNC Rockingham Health Care
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Directors
Stoneville Town Administrator
Mayodan Town Manager
Wentworth Town Administrator
Bill Sinclair, past chair/executive board representative
DH Griffin Construction Co. LLC
Please contact our office for more information: 336.342.8138.