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Blackwell Industrial Authority &
Blackwell Economic Development Authority

B.I.A. Board

Darrel Grossardt – Chairman
Mike Jeffers – Vice-Chairman
Mike Loftis – Secretary/Treasurer
Mark Cordell – 1st Assist. Sec./Treas.

Patricia Hullet - 2nd Assist. Sec./Treas.

B.E.D.A. Board

Darrel Grossardt – Chairman
Mike Jeffers – Vice-Chairman
Mike Loftis – Secretary/Treasurer
Mark Cordell – 1st Assist. Sec./Treas.

Patricia Hullet - 2nd Assist. Sec./Treas.

Jon Webb - Mayor

Robert Husted - Vice Mayor

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Charlene Flanery,
Executive Director

The Blackwell Industrial Authority (B.I.A.) is a trust under the City of Blackwell that operates autonomously, but in partnership with the City. It was formed in 1969 to promote the development of industry that will provide additional employment opportunities and strengthen our local economy. 

The Blackwell Economic Development Authority (B.E.D.A.) is a newer trust under the City of Blackwell, formed in 2016. This authority operates the same as the B.I.A., but has a broader purview in economic development  that allows us to promote activities including, but not limited to Agribusiness, Utilities & Public Works, Energy, Transportation, Housing, Tourism, and much more!