Harvey County EDC is overseen by a volunteer board that meets monthly, with an Executive Committee that meets monthly as well. Each one of our funding partners appoints community or business leaders to fulfill one to three year terms on the Harvey County EDC Board. The Board participates in annual work sessions as needed and helps define and support the scope of work for the EDC.


Ron LangPresident | Midland National Bank | Newton Chamber
Mindy BuddeVice-President | Mackey & Sons
Ray PennerPast President | First Bank of Newton

Board Members

Jeremy AshbyBoard Member | City of Walton
Stephanie AshbyEx Officio | City of Walton
Carol BerningBoard Member | City of Sedgwick
Bryan ChapmanBoard Member | City of Sedgwick
Josh DurnerBoard Member | State Bank of Burrton
Gary EmryEx Officio | City of Hesston
Bill EwertBoard Member | City of Halstead
Joel GaeddertBoard Member | City of North Newton
Jason GibsonAt large | GVL Poly
Jim GoeringBoard Member | City of North Newton
Carl HarrisBoard Member | Carl Harris Company
Jason JonesAt large | Hesston Wellness Center
Ken KnepperBoard Member | Citizens State Bank | Newton Chamber
Karl MatlockAt large | Stinger Inc.
Bob MyersEx Officio | City of Newton | Newton Chamber
Rod NicholsonBoard Member | PreStressed Concrete
Rod NicholsonBoard Member | PreStressed Concrete
Ethan ReimerEx Officio | City of Halstead
Marge RobersonAt large |
Pam StevensEx Officio | Newton Chamber of Commerce
Anthony SwartzendruberEx Officio | Harvey County
John TorlineEx Officio | City of North Newton
Byron WartaBoard Member | Agri Talent Recruiters
Larry WilliamsBoard Member | Halstead Bank
Tony WheelerBoard Member | City of Walton
Contact Information

Harvey County EDC
500 N. Main, St. 109
Newton, KS 67114
(800) 648-7759
(316) 283-6033
(316) 283-8732