Board of Directors

Norfolk Area Economic Development Boards & Committees

Norfolk Area Economic Development Council & the 

Greater Norfolk Economic Development Foundation

The Norfolk Area Economic Development Council and City of Norfolk Economic Development division is a collaborative effort between Madison County and the City of Norfolk. Our service area covers all of Madison County, Nebraska.

President: Russ Wilcox 

City Appointed At-Large


Vice President: Ron Schmidt

County Commissioner


Sec.-Treasurer: Jim Bradford Jr.

Action Council Appointed At-Large


Director: Angie Stenger

Immediate Past Chair of the Norfolk

Area Chamber of Commerce


Director: Mike Sousek 

Chair of Action Council


Director:  Thomas L. Higginbotham, Jr.

Vice-Chair of Action Council

Director: Josh Moenning

Mayor of Norfolk

Director: Stephen Sunderman

County Appointed At-Large


Director: Mike Flood

Greater Norfolk Economic Development Foundation Appointed At-Large



Denise M. Wilkinson, President & CEO

Norfolk Area Chamber of Commerce


Andrew Colvin, City Administrator &

Director of Economic Development

City of Norfolk 

Dr. Leah Barrett, President

Northeast Community College

David Copple, Legal Counsel

Greater Norfolk Economic

Development Foundation

City of Norfolk - City Council denoting

Economic Development Subcommittee


The Mayor and City Council have the following subcommittees:  Public Works, Public Safety, Planning and Community Development, Culture and Recreation,

and Economic Development.

Mayor Josh Moenning*
Councilman Corey Granquist, Ward 1*

Councilman Dick Pfeil, Ward 1

Councilman Jim Lange, Ward 2*

Councilman Shane Clausen, Ward 2*

Councilman Rob Merrill, Ward 3*

Councilman Gary L. Jackson, Ward 3

Councilman Fred Wiebelhaus Ward 4

Councilman Thad Murren, Ward 4

* Economic Development Subcommittee