Economic Development Committee


  • Support economic growth and a diversified tax base.
  • Market the positives of Downtown Elgin and work to resolve challenges.


2017 Schedule To Be Announced


  • Tom Brockner, Tom’s Auto Clinic
  • Elizabeth Haney, Acme Design
  • Chris Higgins, FutureLink IT
  • Ed Schock, Former Mayor of Elgin
  • Sybil Ege, Elgin Community College SBDC
  • Migdalia Bishop, BMO Harris Bank
  • Pete Garlock, Elgin Area Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Mike O’Kelley, Elgin Area Chamber
  • Paul Miessler, Coldwell Banker
  • Greg Shannon, Elgin Public House


  • Real estate broker tours
  • New available commercial and residential properties campaign
  • Potential new 2017 projects currently being evaluated