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IEDA Board - October 20, 2023


Location: 1963 Bell Avenue, Suite 200 – Helmick Conference Room
Public Webinar Access:
Board packet available here.
Date: October 20, 2023 | 9:05 a.m.


Voting Board Members Mark Kittrell – Chair, Emily Schmitt – Vice Chair, Melissa Ballard, Bobbi Bentz, Doug Boone, Mark Kittrell, Pankaj Monga, Hank Norem, Lisa Shimkat, Jennifer Steffensmeier and Thomas Townsend
Ex-Officio Non-Voting Board Members David Barker, Jay Byers, Rob Denson, Senator Izaah Knox, Senator Carrie Koelker, Representative Heather Matson and Representative Ray Sorensen


  1. Board Chair

    Mark Kittrell
    1. Welcome

    2. Roll Call and Introductions

    3. Approval of September 29, 2023 Meeting Minutes

    4. Approval of October 20, 2023 Meeting Agenda

  2. Public Comment Period

    1. A public comment period for the full meeting will be held at this time to accommodate visitors.
      This period is limited to 10 minutes.

  3. Compliance – CONSENT AGENDA

    Mark Kittrell
    1. 120 Day Report

    2. Compliance Report

      1. McCoy Group, Inc. - Dubuque

      2. Hormel Food Corporation and Burke Manufacturing Corporation – Nevada

  4. Amendments to Rules

    1. Adopt Amendments to Butchery Innovation and Revitalization Program Rules, 261 IAC Chapter 51 

      Lisa Connell
  5. Redevelopment Tax Credit Program for Brownfields and Grayfields

    1. Review and Approval of Recommendations of Brownfield Redevelopment Advisory Council

      Matt Rasmussen
  6. Technology Commercialization Committee Member Appointments

    Anna Lensing
  7. Approval of Destination Iowa Fund Program Guidelines

    Maicie Pohlman
  8. Vendor Approval

    Terry Roberson
  9. Budget and Finance Report

    Terry Roberson
  10. Director’s Report

    Debi Durham
  11. Other Business

    1. IEDA Foundation Board Chair Will Call Annual Meeting to Order Upon Adjournment

    2. Next Board Meeting is November 17, 2023

  12. Adjournment

    Mark Kittrell

Please Note:
The meeting will convene no earlier than stated above, but may begin later, depending upon length of earlier meetings. Some members of the board may participate electronically due to travel issues. Agenda items may be considered out of order at the discretion of the Chair. If you require accommodation to participate in this public meeting, call (515) 348-6146 to make your request. Please notify us as long as possible in advance of meeting.
*This meeting will be accessible to members of the public in person at IEDA or click on the link above to request the link to participate in the meeting via Teams. You will be directed to register to receive the link.