Board Governance - Understanding the Role of the Economic Development Board


Many Economic Development Officers report to an economic development board. Understanding Board governance and the importance of the strategic plan are key skills necessary for EDO’s to be successful. This short presentation will provide insight into the importance of having an effective and fully functioning Board. Participants will learn how Boards operate, the role of the strategic plan and its key components ( SWOT, Mission/Vision/Values/Strategic Goals), the seven skills of Board Governance, and the key ingredients for an effective Board.


  • Ken Tourand, NVIT