Established in June of 1989, the Fillmore County Development Corporation (FCDC) is a non-profit corporation that fosters economic development within the county and local communities. In addition to recruiting new industries to locate in Fillmore County, the Corporation also works with retention and expansion of existing businesses and industries. The FCDC is also one of the county's lead organizations on issues such as transportation, leadership, housing, and tourism. 

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The goals of the Fillmore County Development Corporation are:
  • Workforce - Fill the gaps: skills, wages, education, and employability
  • Housing - Increase and improve quality housing stock
  • Funding - Establish a county-wide revolving loan fund
  • Business Retention & Expansion - Indentify needs and celebrate successes
  • Marketing - Strengthen the image of Fillmore County and the FCDC
  • Metrics - Quantify efforts of the FCDC

The Board of Directors of the Fillmore County Development Corporation is made up of 12 members of the Corporation.  These members are elected as Directors for a four-year term at the annual meeting.  The Executive Board consists of a President, First Vice-president,Second Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Past President chosen from the Board of Directors.  Individuals, businesses, utilities, and county and city government entities make up the membership. 

The Board of Directors will meet on the following dates in 2018 

 March 6, April 3 and May 1

Board President         Bart Brinkman-Shickley                      
1st Vice-President      Marcus Ruhl-Geneva
2nd Vice President     
Secretary                     Derek Betka-Fairmont
Past President            Brandy VanDeWalle-Ohiowa                  
Treasurer                     Amie Underwood-Exeter

Other Board Members
Don Bristol-Fairmont                 
Nate Hughes-Geneva
Bryce Kassik-Geneva          
Jeff Spiehs-Milligan
Cindy Myers-Ohiowa
Charlie Trauger-Exeter        
The Fillmore County Development Corporation Committee meeting time are as listed below


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Public Relations
Recruitment/BR & E

Meeting Time

2nd Tuesday, noon
1st Monday,   noon
3rd Tuesday,  noon
1st Tuesday,  noon
Don Bristol, Bart Brinkman, Charlie Trauger, Marcus Ruhl, Derek Betka,
Megan Williams, Patt Lentfer, Eric Kamler, Amie Underwood, Bryce Kassik, Brandy VanDeWalle 
​Not pictured: Nate Hughes, Cindy Myers, Jeff Spiehs
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