Our Mission Statement
The purpose of the Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Commission is to create, promote, and sustain economic growth in Trigg County through business retention, expansion, recruitment, education and community involvement.
Staff & Board Members
Sharon Butts is a native of Cadiz-Trigg County. Sharon is a graduate from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration. Sharon is very responsive in managing prospects’ inquiries by researching and preparing information to meet their needs while working daily with existing industries and various community development efforts. Sharon serves on the Cadiz Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, the Economic Restructuring Committee, the Cadiz-Trigg County Planning Commission, the Retail Task Force Committee, the Renaissance on Main Program, the KAED (Kentucky Association for Economic Development) Marketing Committee, the resource council for Big Brother Big Sisters, the eCommunity Leadership Team, a member of Rotary Organization and a graduate of the TVA – Tennessee Valley Authority Leadership Institute. Sharon is a member of the Kentucky Association for Economic Development, the International Council of Shopping Centers and the Southern Economic Development Council.
Sharon can be reached at 270.522.1170 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Donald A. Leibee
President and Chief Executive Officer,
Cadiz Bancorp, Inc. and Bank of Cadiz & Trust Co.
Don Leibee has been active in economic development in Cadiz and several other Economic Development organizations. Don has been with the Bank of Cadiz & Trust Co. since 2002. The Bank is the only local bank headquartered in Cadiz/Trigg County with total assets of $95 million. Don currently serves on the board of Directors of Trigg County Hospital, Inc. and the Board of Directors of the Kentucky Bankers Association, Louisville, Ky. Don is a member of the local Rotary Club and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Kentucky University.
Don can be reached at 270.522.6066 or email@example.com.
Mayor, City of Cadiz
Todd King is a lifelong resident of Trigg County. Todd owns and operates King’s Funeral Home in Cadiz and serves on the city council. Todd has served as the Middle School Cross Country Coach and the Assistant High School Boys Basketball coach. He has been involved with the ABA Basketball Program as past director, coach and referee.
Todd can be reached at 270.522.7172 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
High School Engineering Teacher
Lori Ricks is a native of Trigg County. Lori has 9 years experience as an Engineer. Her experience includes research and design, marketing, technical support, and customer service for HVAC installation and maintenance. Lori is currently the teacher of the PLTW Pre-Engineering classes at Trigg County High School. The program is certified to give college credit to high school students who meet strict national criteria. Lori is also certified nationally to teach PLTW classes. Lori is an active member of the site base council, technology committee, and PTO. She also has her Masters in Engineering Management from Murray State University.
Lori can be reached at 270.522.2220 or email@example.com.
Retired Director, Pennyrile Area Development District
Dan Bozarth served as the Executive Director of the Pennyrile Area Development District (PADD) for ten years, retiring after 30 plus years with the agency in October of 2009. During that time, he directed the activities of the nine county regional planning and development agency in Western Kentucky that includes Community and Economic Development, Work Force Development, Planning, Information and Technology Services, Industrial Financial Packaging, and Industrial Development Financial Incentives. Dan is a certified Economic Development Professional and a member of the West Kentucky Workforce Board, as well as a current or former member of several Regional/State Economic Development Organizations.
Dan can be reached at 270.498.7233 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Owner, Cherokee Antique Mall
David has owned and operated Cherokee Antique Mall in Cadiz since 1995. He is president of the Cadiz Merchants Association and a member of the Antique Appraisers of North America. After retiring from the coal industry he continues to be a member of the Kentucky Coal Association. Started in the antique business in 1971. David attended Murray State and graduated from Louisville in 1969.
David can be reached by email at Cherokee@mchsi.com.
Retired School Superintendent
Jim Wallace is a life long resident of Trigg County. Jim retired from Trigg County School System in 2000, after 35 years of service. During that time he served as teacher, coach, principal and administrator. Jim was Superintendent of Trigg County School System from 1991 – 2000. Jim has served on the local Superintendent Advisory Council to State Legislators, Chairman of the West Kentucky Educational Cooperative, Chairman of the Area School to Work Council and past President of the Cadiz Rotary Club. He is currently on the board of directors for the Land Between the Lakes Association.
Jim can be reached at 270.522.6200 or email@example.com.
Cadiz-Trigg County Judge/Executive
Hollis can be reached at 270.522.8459 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cadiz-Trigg County Economic Development Commission Supporters
Our economic development program could not be a success without the support of these companies. Their financial support is critical to helping us create a better community. We appreciate each of them!
If you would like to support our efforts by joining our EDC team, please contact us to learn more.