Board & Committees

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

2022 EDC Board of Directors

Bill Aupperle, Aupperle Construction Chris Baumann, AAA Northgate One Hour Heating & Air Cond. John Feser, The Iona GroupSam Heer, Renewal by Andersen, EDC Past-PresidentClint Heinold, Core Construction, EDC PresidentMark Hohulin, OSF Healthcare, EDC TreasurerAndrew Honegger, Morton Community BankJeff Hill, Morton Community Schools, Ex OfficioMayor Jeff KaufmanTrustee Steve LeitchClinton Leman, Sam Leman Automotive GroupShawna Mangold, GROWMARKMylissa Carstens, CaterpillarUnity Point Health

EDC Committees/Connect Session

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

  • AgTech Connect
  • Community Development: Defining the how, why, and what of Morton for maximizing economic impact in the community. 
  • Morton Innovation Kiln – Entrepreneur & Small Business Network: Identify and expand the network to help entrepreneurs and small businesses move through their business journey with tools and resources of growth opportunities. 
  • Organization: Identifying new investors and new investment growth for the organization, promoting the EDC to investors and citizens, and fostering positive and supportive relationships with the Village of Morton and other taxing bodies.
  • Placemaking: Identifying and implementing strategies for strengthening and celebrating Morton’s public spaces
  • Workforce Livability