Holdrege Welcomes NDED Director For PCDC Annual Meeting

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28 Feb 2024


Nebraska Department of Economic Development Director K.C. Belitz will give the keynote address at PCDC’s 2024 Annual Meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

“We are excited to welcome K.C. Belitz to Phelps County to share with him all that is going on in our county and to hear his plans for growing Nebraska’s overall economy,” PCDC Executive Director Ron Tillery said.

Belitz is a Columbus native and took the reins as Nebraska’s chief economic development officer in July 2023. His previous experience includes four years as the COO of the Nebraska Community Foundation and nearly two decades as the president of the Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce. 

After the PCDC meeting, Belitz will meet with business leaders and tour the community.

The theme of this year’s meeting is “Big Ideas. Delivering Results.” It will take place from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. at JB’s Sports Bar & Grill banquet room.

PCDC President Shane Westcott will preside over the meeting and will award the President’s Priceless Pick. The award is given annually to someone who has gone above and beyond the call of duty in economic development.

All PCDC investors and community elected officials are welcome to attend the meeting. It is an opportunity to learn more about PCDC's activities in the past year and the organization’s plans for 2024. 

PCDC has no board retirements or elections taking place in 2024. Current board members are Shane Westcott, president; Jared Engelbert, vice president; Chis McQuillan, secretary/treasurer; Janet Boehler, Nate DeWald, Grant Ericksen, Allison Fritsche, Grant Hinze, Phil Hinrichs, Reed McClymont; Jeff Moon and Doug Stevenson.

A complimentary lunch will be served. Please RSVP by calling the PCDC office at (308) 995-4148 or by emailing Stacy@PhelpsCountyNE.com.