About SCEDC

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

Willie Armas

Chair

U.S. Bank

Patricia Alvarez

Vice Chair

XEWT Channel 12/Televisa

Sally Preston

Treasurer

Mission Federal
Credit Union

John Moot

Past Chair

Freeman Mathis & Gary LLP

Bob Penner

HOMEFED

Clarissa Falcon

Falcon Strategies

Carla Leal

Cox Communications

Debbie Espe

Retina World Congress

Monica Montano

Scripps Health

Doug Kerner

Higgs Fletcher & Mack

Vic Bianes

Golden Realty Group

SCEDC Dignitary Council

Nora Vargas

Supervisor

County of San Diego

Dan Malcolm

Commissioner

Port of San Diego

Alejandra Sotelo

Mayor

City of National City

John McCann

Councilmember

City of Chula Vista

Bill Sandke

Councilmember

City of Coronado

Serge Dedina

Mayor

City of Imperial Beach

Vivian Moreno

Councilmember

City of San Diego

SCEDC Board Members

Tony McCune

SCEDC

Roberto Alcantar

SDG&E

Scott Andrews

NEIGHBORHOOD NATIONAL BANK

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

Mark Sanchez

Southwestern College

Laura Wilkinson

Caligrown

Lisette Islas

MAAC

Luisa McCarthy

La Vista Memorial Park

Mark Cafferty

San Diego Regional Economic Development Council

Risa Baron

Republic Services

Miguel Aguirre

Border Fusion Group

Kenia Zamarripa

San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce

Pedro Anaya

Southwest Strategies

Christine Antoine

San Diego County Water Authority

Tenille Otero

otay water district

Vince Ferrer

McMillin

Viry Martino

Turner Construction

Betsy Brennan

Downtown San Diego Partnership

Ray Major

SANDAG

Rich Yumul

SAGETREE

Ahley Gonzalez 

EDWARD JONES

the SCEDC TEAM

James O’Callaghan

President & CEO

Efrain Ibarra

Assistant Director

Alejandra Ruiz

Administrative Associate

Adisley Leon

Marketing Associate