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Sparks City Council Meeting 10/23/2017

General Business: 9.2

Title: Consideration, discussion and possible approval of a payment for the city's annual support of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) for the fiscal year 2017-18 in the amount of $100,000.
Petitioner/Presenter: Mike Kazmierski, President and CEO/Stephen W. Driscoll, ICMA-CM
Recommendation: That Council approves the funding request.
Financial Impact: $100,000 as approved in the City of Sparks Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Final Budget
Total Costs: $100,000.00
Fund: General Fund    Account: 603125
Program: Economic Development (059041)
Amount: $100,000.00    Budget Status: Budget Exists
Business Impact (Per NRS 237):
    
A Business Impact Statement is not required because this is not a rule.
Agenda Item Brief:

In the annual budget process the Sparks City Council allocates monies for the support of various governmental and quazi-governmental agencies. The Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada (EDAWN) is the partnering agency providing economic development support to the city and the region. In the City of Sparks Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Final Budget, a $100,000 allocation in support of EDAWN was approved by the Council.

The City has received an invoice from EDAWN for the Fiscal Year 2017-2018 annual support payment in the amount of $100,000 -- Invoice # 9071 / Dated 08/08/2017.



Background:

EDAWN requests $100,000 from the City of Sparks to enable EDAWN to assist the growth and economic development efforts in the Greater Reno-Sparks-Tahoe region.



Analysis:

EDAWN’s Mission is valuable to our region’s growth and economic development efforts.

EDAWN’s Strategic Plan and goals include quality job creation, assist with the city’s “visitation” program, and annual reporting to the city providing “dashboard-metrics” updates to the Board of Trustee representing the City of Sparks at monthly EDAWN Board of Trustee meetings.

The Council has previously approved EDAWN as the “one economic voice” in conjunction with the Governor’s Office of Economic Development and Smarter Regions.

This item was included in the city's Final Budget for FY 2017-2018.



Alternatives:

The Council may approve the payment as presented by staff;

The Council may not approve the payment as presented by staff;

The Council may not approve the payment as presented by staff and provide other direction to the City Manager.



Recommended Motion:

I move to approve payment for the city’s annual support of EDAWN for fiscal year 2017-2018 in the amount of $100,000.



Attached Files:
     EDAWN FY 17-18 Annual Dues (#9071).pdf

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