About the Economic Development Authority

Formed in 1996, the Economic Development Authority (EDA) of the City of Chesapeake acts as an independent entity to foster economic development through the expansion of existing businesses and the creation of new operations. The City provides diverse opportunities and extensive resources to aid in the creation of jobs and capital investments.

  • John B. Maddux, Chairman
  • Patrick L. Reynolds, Vice Chairman
  • Teresa C. Peters, Treasurer
  • Vonda W. Chappell, Secretary
  • Kevin J. Cosgrove, Member
  • Dawn W. Matheson, Member
  • M. Bradley Brickhouse, Member
  • Valerie K. Brown, Member
  • Arthur W. Robinson, Member
  • James M. Pickrell Jr., Attorney
  • Steven C. Wright, Executive Director