Economic Development


The LCEDF has two interns working in the office this summer.  One is Landon Cook, a 4th year Architecture student at K-State originally from Victoria, working on documenting the old Lincoln High School and developing ideas and schematic renderings for the building’s reuse.  The other is Mason Herrman, a 4th year Regional & Community Planning student at K-State originally from Manhattan, working on developing schematic plans for walking trails in Barnard and Sylvan Grove and city park improvements in Lincoln.

Although Landon and Mason have gathered a lot of input from the community through many meetings with groups and individuals on their projects, the following surveys will help to get additional thoughts from the broader community.  Each survey is very short and simple.  The deadline for all surveys are the end of day, Monday, July 5, 2017.

If you consider Sylvan Grove to be ‘home’, please complete the following survey:

If you consider Lincoln to be ‘home’, please complete the following survey on city park improvements:

Anybody is welcome to complete the following survey on the former Lincoln High School




The Lincoln County Economic Development Foundation (LCEDF) is a non-profit organization whose mission is to enhance the economic and lifestyle opportunities for all county residents and businesses. The LCEDF assists individuals looking to grow their business or take advantage of business opportunities and also administers several incentive programs such as a low-interest loan program and a grant program. The LCEDF collaborates with local governments, community organizations, and volunteers on important issues such as improving housing opportunities, developing travel and tourism into the county, and attracting and retaining youth to the county.


Board of Trustees
The LCEDF is managed by a Board of Trustees. Meetings of the board are open to the public so residents and stakeholders have an opportunity to learn about ongoing economic development efforts and provide input on discussions. The Board of Trustees is made of representatives from across the county.  Please see the ‘organization document’ section below for a map of the trustees’ districts.

  • District 1: David Dohe
  • District 2: Barb Rathbun – Secretary/Treasurer
  • District 3: Tim Meier – President
  • District 4: Craig Stertz
  • District 5: Wendell Suelter
  • District 6: Chad Walter – Vice President
  • District 7: Ronda Mishler


Meeting Schedule

  • Typically the second Wednesday of the month at 5:00pm in the Lincoln County Courthouse (basement meeting room).  If you plan to attend a meeting, please consider calling beforehand to confirm the month’s meeting time.




Office Information

  • Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am-4:30pm
  • Address: 216 E. Lincoln Avenue, Lincoln, KS 67455
  • Phone: 785-524-8954


Organization Documents


The USDA and the LCEDF are an equal opportunity provider, employer and lender.



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