BETTENDORF, IOWA (February 7, 2019) — Announcing The Scott County Economic Development Summit featuring luncheon keynote presentation by Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Authority. Presented by the Scott County Board of Supervisors In partnership with Bi-State Regional Commission and Quad Cities First, Thursday, February 28, 2019, 9:00AM–1:30PM, Waterfront Conference Center, Bettendorf, Iowa.

SCOTT COUNTY IOWA (February 5, 2019) — In accordance with the Administrative Rules of the Scott County Planning and Zoning Commission and in agreement with the Chair of the P&Z Commission, tonight’s meeting scheduled for February 5 at 7PM is Cancelled and Postponed due to the anticipated inclement weather.

The meeting is postponed until the next regularly scheduled P & Z meeting on Tuesday February 19th at 7 PM.

Public Notice is hereby given that the Scott County Planning and Zoning Commission will hold a public hearing to take comments on a proposed amendment to the Comprehensive Plan for Scott County. The Planning and Zoning Commission will be discussing proposed criteria to be used in reviewing a Special Use Permit for wineries, tasting rooms and associated event centers.

The Scott County Planning and Zoning Commission has scheduled a series of five public meetings to present the working draft of the proposed revised Zoning Ordinance for Unincorporated Scott County and to provide opportunity for anyone to comment on those revisions.

The agendas for these presentations will include information on the Scott County Comprehensive Plan and its role in initiating these proposed revisions. The Zoning Ordinance revisions that are proposed in conjunction with amendments to the Comprehensive Plan will also be presented.

For the last year, the Planning Commission has held a series of monthly work sessions to review the entire Zoning Ordinance in order to consider revisions, to reorganize and to clarify provisions of the ordinance.

Following this series of public meetings the Planning Commission will hold a public hearing before acting on a recommendation to the Board of Supervisors. The Board of Supervisors would also hold a Public Hearing on the Planning Commission's recommendation before acting on the Ordinance. The final action on any ordinance revisions will be made by the Scott County Board of Supervisors.

The schedule giving the dates, times and locations of the five workshops is below. For additional information or any question please call Timothy Huey at Scott County Planning and Development 563-326-8643.

Date Time Location

Tuesday Walcott Walcott School

October 13, 2015 7:00 PM School Cafeteria

545 East Jones Street

Walcott, Iowa

Tuesday Davenport Scott County Administrative Center

October 20, 2015 7:00 PM 1st Floor Board Room

600 Wesd 4th Street

Davenport, Iowa

Tuesday Park View Neil Armstrong Elementary School

October 27, 2015 7:00 PM Media Center

212 South Parkview Drive

Park View, Iowa

Tuesday LeClaire Cody Elementary

November 3, 2015 7:00 PM School Cafeteria

2100 Territorial Road

LeClaire, Iowa 52753

Tuesday Eldridge Scott County Farm Bureau

November 10, 2015 7:00 PM 1721 East LeClaire Road

Eldridge, IA 52748

Featuring Keynote Presentation by Debi Durham, Iowa Economic Development Authority

(Quad Cities) - February 11, 2014 - The Scott County Board of Supervisors, with support from the Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce, will host an economic development summit on Thursday, February 13 from 9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Isle Conference Center, Bettendorf. The half-day event will include a luncheon with keynote speaker Debi Durham, Director, Iowa Economic Development Director.

"In order to take advantage of the opportunity to have Director Durham come and speak to us about the economic development efforts of the State of Iowa, the Scott County Board of Supervisors has invited professionals from other regional partnerships to tell their stories of successes and pitfalls to avoid."

"The Board of Supervisors has also invited academics and professional practitioners from around Iowa that have experience with small town and rural development, to give the leaders in the smaller towns of Scott County, a chance to learn about programs and policies that have helped such communities thrive here in Iowa," says Scott County Supervisor Carol Earnhardt.

The summit will include two concurrent tracks. Coopatition: Building Trust and Encouraging Partnership will focus on best practices to encourage regional growth and cooperation. Panelists include Ernie Goss, PhD - Creighton University Economist, Jeff Rossate - Deloitte Consulting, Mark Norman, Senior Director of Business Attraction - Greater Omaha Regional Economic Development Partnership, and Larry Burkhardt, Executive Vice President - Fox Cities Regional Partnership.

The second track, The Next Generation of Economic Development, is meant for leaders within the region's rural communities. Speakers will discuss how to assemble the resources necessary to transform a community, the role of historic preservation, and how to cultivate and grow entrepreneurs. Panelists include David Swenson - Iowa State University Economist, Ed Raber, Director - Washington Economic Development Group, Dan Beenken, Director - UNI Small Business Development Center and Advance Iowa, and Sheila Hlas, Director and Bill Daily, Bell Plaine City Administrator and Board Member - Belle Plaine Community Development Corporation.

"This is a great opportunity for our region's economic development leaders to gain insight and best practices from industry professionals, and to advance the dialogue about regional growth in the Quad Cities," says Paul Rumler, Chief Economic Development Officer, Quad Cities Chamber of Commerce.

If you go:

Scott County Economic Development Summit

Thursday, February 13

9:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Isle Conference Center, Isle of Capri Hotel

1800 Isle Parkways, Bettendorf

Cost: $15, includes lunch

Register at or by calling 563.823.2676.