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About the EDC
The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) for the City of Clear Lake Shores was formed by voters in an election in 1996. The EDC is funded by one quarter of one percent (0.25%) sales tax collected on all taxable sales within the city. The EDC is regulated by state statutes. These statutes dictate how it may utilize its funds.

EDC Board Member Position Description

QUALIFICATION: Must be a resident of the city. The city has no paid professional staff person as Director of Economic Development and annual sales tax revenue in excess of $250,000.  Board members with creative drive, experience or education in a field that would prove helpful to fulfilling the EDC’s Mission are preferred. EDC is a working board more so than a governance board. Members are expected to bring forth ideas for economic development projects that might be beneficial to the city and enhance the lifestyle of its citizens, take ownership in such projects and work within the statutory guidelines with the City Administrator and EDC board to bring them to completion.

TITLE: City of Clear Lake Shores Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Board of Directors

APPOINTMENT: EDC board members are appointed by City Council to serve a two year term

AUTHORITY: Clear Lake Shores EDC was approved by voters on a ballot in 1996 and is an official public board under State law. It is not a committee. The EDC operates under the requirements of the State of Texas Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act.

FUNDING: The EDC receives a ¼% sales tax from retail sales tax collected within the city. These funds are segregated from other City funds and the expenditure of these funds is restricted by law.

EDC MISSION: Clear Lake Shores EDC’s purpose is to promote, assist and enhance the economic development activities and quality of life opportunities within the city that promotes economic development as authorized by the Development Corporation Act of Texas.

BOARD MEMBERS ROLE: Board members will actively serve as a voting member of the board and participate in the creation, development and monitoring of projects that contribute to the EDC’s Mission.


  • Attend monthly meeting and if called, special meetings of the board.
  • If appointed, serve on special committees.
  • Attend if available scheduled economic development retreats, training, planning sessions, workshops or other scheduled activities
  • Attend, support and participate in any other special activities in which the Board has a significant role


  • Fully understand and support the purpose and goals of the EDC
  • Complete requirements to earn the Certificate of Course Completion from the Texas Attorney General’s Office for the Open Meetings Act and Public Information Act
  • Discharge the duties of a director as outlined in the bylaws of the EDC
  • Participate in the establishment of policies for EDC
  • Monitor the EDC’s financial performance
  • Help develop and monitor short and long-range planning and goals.
  • Represent the EDC where needed, and serve as an advocate for the organization
  • Bring personal/professional expertise – and that of others – to support the organization

Ronnie Richards

Ph: 281-797-1970