About EDC

Who we are

The South County Economic Development Council (South County EDC or SCEDC), a 501c3 non-profit organization was formed in 1989 by a group of South San Diego County business and community leaders, to promote education and encourage economic development in the South San Diego County Region.  Our member cities include Chula Vista, Coronado, Imperial Beach, National City, San Diego, San Diego County, and the Port of San Diego. We also  work with our partners in the northern portion of Baja California in the cities of Mexicali, Tijuana, Tecate, Rosarito and Ensenada.

 

WHAT WE DO

  • Encourage private investment.
  • Promote diversified residential and overall business development.
  • Publicize the cultural, educational, social, and geographical opportunities of the area.
  • Serve as an advocate for the area’s public and private interests.
  • Promote understanding and nurture bi-national business growth.

 

Our Mission

To improve and enhance South County’s  bi-national economy, image and quality of life; and to heighten public awareness of Southern California’s most desirable location to live, work and dream.

Board of Directors

SCEDC Board Officers and Executive Board

John Moot

Chair

Schwartz Semerdjian Cauley & Moot LLP

Patricia Alvarez

Vice Chair

XEWT Channel 12/Televisa

Sally Preston

Treasurer

Mission Federal
Credit Union

Willie Armas

Secretary

U.S. Bank

Bob Penner

Past Chair

HomeFed

Clarissa Falcon

Falcon Strategies

Carla Leal

Cox Communications

Debbie Espe

Retina World Congress

Monica Montano

Scripps Health

Doug Kerner

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

SCEDC Dignitary Council

Greg Cox

Supervisor

County of San Diego

Robert Valderrama

Commissioner

Port of San Diego

Alejandra Sotelo-Solis

Mayor

City of National City

John McCann

Councilmember

City of Coronado

Bill Sandke

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Mark West

Councilmember

City of Imperial Beach

Vivian Moreno

Councilmember

City of San Diego

SCEDC Board Members

Tony McCune

SCEDC

Dinah Willier

SDG&E

Bill Tunstall

Business Liaison

Chris Holder

Colliers

Darryl Anunciado

Action Drone Inc.

Denise Price

The Clay Company

Doug Paul

Rancho Vista Properties

Eric Washington

Consultant

George Ching

PSAR

Jill Monroe

Point Loma Nazarene University

Kindred Murillo

Southwestern College

Laura Wilkinson

Caligrown

Lisette Islas

MAAC

Luisa McCarthy

La Vista Memorial Park

Mark Cafferty

San Diego Regional Economic Development Council

Michael Simonsen

Republic Services

Miguel Aguirre

Border Fusion Group

Paola Avila

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pedro Anaya

Southwest Strategies

Risa Baron

San Diego County Water Authority

Tenille Otero

otay water district

Vince Ferrer

McMillin

Viry Martino

Turner Construction

Betsy Brennan

Downtown San Diego Partnership

the SCEDC TEAM

James O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Efrain Ibarra

Assistant Director