Everything is connected in smaller communities. And in our community, we assist and strengthen those connections through a broad set of unique programs. Come see how we’re making a difference.

Mission / History

In Arizona’s eastern Pinal and southern Gila counties — known as the Copper Corridor — there’s a rich history of innovation, art, and industry. As the Copper Corridor Economic Development Coalition(CCEDC), our mission is to attract, create,and retain quality jobs and businesses; to support community leadership and community events; and to solicit funds and other resources to advance the area’s economic development.

See the CCEDC Works page for additional information.

The CCEDC‘s bylaws were approved by the Board of Directors on May 14, 2010.

Board of Directors

Maria Muñoz
Treasurer See bio →

Celestina “Tino” Flores
President See bio →

Bryan Seppala
Vice President See bio →

Cathy Melvin
Secretary See bio →

Matt Storms
Board Member See bio →

Melissa Rabago
Board Member See bio →


James Schenck
Housing Rehab, Blight Remediation & Small Business Support See bio →

Mila Besich
Executive Director See bio →

CCEDC Bylaws

It’s better when things are organized. That’s why the CCEDC follows a set of bylaws — and it’s also why we’re transparent about them. You can download and reference our bylaws here.