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Jan 15, 2021

On Tuesday, January 19th, the Victoria County Navigation District, which owns and operates the Port of Victoria, will consider approval of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Victoria County, the City of Victoria, the Victoria Sales Tax Development Corporation, and the Victoria Regional Airport with the goal of stimulating industry and commerce in Victoria County.

Sep 24, 2020
New Pipeline will connect the Eagle Ford Basin directly to the Port of Calhoun, creating more than 1000 new Texas jobs and increasing Texas oil exports.
Sep 15, 2020
Victoria EDC has partnered with economic development professionals in the region to conduct an impact analysis project as a member of the COVID-19 Business Resources Working Group. The results of the surveys will provide our legislators and local elected officials valuable information as they work to help our community and state recover.

VEDC Board of Directors


David C. Edwards, Chairman

A 35+ year banking veteran serving American Bank in the Victoria region as a Senior Commercial Lending Officer, David earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance at Texas Tech University. He also serves the Victoria community as member and Past-President of the Victoria County United Way, and as an officer on the board of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra.

Nancy Garner, Vice Chairman

In addition to being a licensed real estate broker since 1987 and a licensed salesperson since 1983, Nancy is also an accountant. She purchased the Woolson Real Estate Company in 1995 after managing the firm since 1982, and serves them as President and Broker.

Bobby Jacob, Secretary

Senior Vice President of Frost Insurance specializing in commercial and business insurance for the last 25 years.  Previously in bank commercial lending for 20 years. Degreed in Finance from Texas A&M.  Prior Board Chairman of VEDC in 2000 and 2001.

Don Whitaker, Treasurer

Chief Financial Officer of Keating Auto Group, Don is a graduate of Texas A&M University with a degree in finance. Prior to joining the KAG, he served as a consultant that assisted Houston in their bid for a National Football League team franchise known as the Texans.

Jon New, Officer

As President and Owner of New Distributing Company, Inc., Jon leads the successful three-generation family business of fuel and lubricant distribution that was established in 1959. 

Thomas A. Schmidt, Immediate Past Chairman

President and Senior Engineer of Urban Engineering. Tom is a graduate of Texas A&M University with Master of Engineering degree in Transportation Engineering and Pavement Design and a Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering.


W. Clayton Cain
Law Office of W. Clayton Cain,P.L.L.C.

Elton Calhoun
President & Owner
Regional Steel Products, Inc.

John Clegg
Vice President & Sales Manager
Clegg Industries, Inc

Jesús A. Garza
City Manager
City of Victoria

Rawley McCoy
City of Victoria

Royce Moran
Regional President
Prosperity Bank

Kim Mosman
Executive Vice President
Brannan Paving Co., Ltd.

Mike Olson
Chief Executive Officer
Citizens Medical Center

Vee Strauss
Manager, External Affairs
American Electric Power

Tommy Taylor
General Manager

Hon. Ben Zeller
County Judge
Victoria County 

Advisory Committee:

William R. Blanchard
Victoria Sales Tax Development Coporation

Sean Stibich
Executive Director
Port of Victoria