Board & Committees

Our leadership is comprised of our investors and community members with vested interests in Morton’s growth and well-being.

2024 EDC Board of Directors

Bill Aupperle, Aupperle Construction, EDC PresidentChris Baumann, AAA Northgate One Hour Heating & Air Cond.John Feser, The Iona GroupSam Heer, Renewal by AndersenClint Heinold, Core Construction, EDC Past-PresidentMark Hohulin, OSF HealthcareAndrew Honegger, Morton Community BankCraig Smock, Morton 709 Community Schools, Ex OfficioClinton Leman, Sam Leman Automotive GroupSteve Kubsch, GROWMARK
John Russell, Morton BuildingsAnthony Sherman, CaterpillarUnity Point Health
Dr. Karen Hannah, Touch of Wellness
Kendall Stahl, 210 Financial
Caleb Schleder, Precision Planting  


EDC Committees/Connect Session

The Morton Economic Development Council is also made up of action committees and connect sessions that assist the Board and community in accomplishing goals.  Existing committees include:

  • AgTech Connect Sessions: Bridge the connections and fuel the ecosystem: educate, explore solutions and collaborative innovation, Shaping the Future of Agriculture to grow economic opportunity, sustainable growth and stimulate entrepreneuership. AgTech Connect Sessions are to produce “purposeful collisions” creating greater yields for people, products, innovation and crop production. 
  • Community Development: Defining the how, why, and what of Morton for maximizing economic impact in the community. 
  • Coffee & Connect: Small Business Roundtable Session: monthly roundtable gatherings in effort to bring our business, hospitality & organization community together for collective insight and collaboration.  
  • Community Forecast Breakfast: fostering positive and supportive relationships with the Village of Morton and other taxing bodies to provide updates and outlook on the Morton economy.
  • Discover Morton:  brand strategy to amplify experience local, shop local, and support local while driving business collaboration, experiences to offer and enhance a stronger B2B network.  Morton Connect community app is one channel to further Discover Morton.