Economic Development

The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the economic and lifestyle opportunities for all county residents and businesses. The LCEDF assists individuals looking to grow their business or take advantage of business opportunities and also administers several assistance programs such as a low-interest loan program and a grant program. The LCEDF collaborates with local governments, community organizations, and volunteers on important issues such as improving housing opportunities, developing travel and tourism into the county, and attracting and retaining youth to the county.

Board of Trustees
The LCEDF is managed by a Board of Trustees. Meetings of the board are open to the public so residents and stakeholders have an opportunity to learn about ongoing economic development efforts and provide input on discussions. The Board of Trustees is made of representatives from across the county.  Please see the ‘organization document’ section below for a map of the trustees’ districts.

  • District 1: Craig Stertz
  • District 1: Wendell Suelter
  • District 2: Tim Meier – President
  • District 2: Barb Rathbun – Secretary/Treasurer
  • District 3: David Dohe
  • District 3: Ronda Mishler
  • At-Large: Chad Walter – Vice President

Meeting Schedule
Typically the second Wednesday of the month at 9:30 a.m. in the Lincoln County Courthouse (basement meeting room).  If you plan to attend a meeting, please consider calling beforehand to confirm the month’s meeting time.

Kelly Larson, Executive Director – [email protected]
Kris Heinze, Marketing Coordinator – [email protected]

Office Information
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Address: 216 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln, KS 67455
Phone: 785-524-8954

Organization Documents
Board of Trustee’s District Map
2014 Strategic Plan

The USDA and the LCEDF are an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.

LCEDF Seeking Housing for Summer Interns

The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) is seeking housing for two college interns this summer. In order to evaluate housing options, the LCEDF requests any property owner with a rental house or apartment meeting the following criteria complete the Housing Request Form below and submit it for consideration. All submissions will be reviewed by the LCEDF board to determine the most appropriate option for the interns. A site visit of the house or apartment may be required.

The primary requirements for the rental house or apartment are:

  • Located within Lincoln County
  • Two (2) bedrooms
  • Kitchen appliances must include refrigerator, stove and oven
  • Available for rent between May 23 – August 9, 2020

The deadline for submissions is 4:30pm on Tuesday, April 14th, 2020.  Submissions must be mailed to 216 E Lincoln Ave., Lincoln, KS 67455 or emailed to [email protected]

Questions?  Contact Kelly Larson, LCEDF Director, at 785-524-8954.