DeSoto Economic Development Corporation

  • Comprised of five members appointed by the City Council to serve for a three-year term with term limits of six years.  
  • Promotes quality development within the City of DeSoto.
  • Manage budget of funds received from 3/8 cent sales tax collected in DeSoto
  • Eligible candidates should have a minimum of one of the following qualifications:
    • Serve, or have served as Chief Executive Officer of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a position of executive management of a company
    • Serve, or have served, in a professional capacity
    • Have experience equivalent to any of the above qualifications and must be bondable
Meeting Schedule
The DeSoto Economic Development Corporation Board of Directors meets the fourth Monday of each month at 9:00 a.m. in the City Council Conference Room at City Hall. Special meetings, when necessary.

DEDC Staff

Jeremiah Quarles
Chief Executive Officer
Steven Drake
Economic Development Specialist
Alicia Villanueva
Administrative Assistant

Council Representative
Deshaundra Lockhart Jones
Councilmember, Place 3

Board of Directors
Curt Krohn
Initial Appointment: 7/15
Current Term Expires: 12/16
Stephanie Bowers
Initial Appointment: 10/15
Current Term Expires: 12/18

Bobby Waddle
Initial Appointment: 12/14
Current Term Expires: 12/17
Belinda May, Vice-President
Initial Appointment: 11/12
Current Term Expires: 12/18
Lucious Williams, President
Initial Appointment: 10/10
Current Term Expires: 12/18