Tri Lakes Economic Development Council

About us

The Tri-Lakes Economic Development Corporation’s (Tri-Lakes EDC) mission is to expand the Tri-Lake region’s economic base, achieving sustained growth and prosperity for the greater Tri-Lakes community, which consists of Monument, Palmer Lake, Woodmoor, Larkspur, Gleneagle, King’s Deer and Black Forest.

The Tri-Lakes EDC achieves this mission by:

Working with local and regional stakeholders to identify, recruit and help relocate new businesses to the area.

Serving as a liaison between the Tri-Lakes government agencies, nonprofits, associations and businesses, to help current organizations expand their presence within the region.

Educating local and regional stakeholders on the current economic health of the Tri-Lakes’ region through annual luncheons and meetings.

These activities are performed by the Tri-Lakes EDC’s volunteer board, which is comprised of local business owners, public service officials and residents. The Tri-Lakes EDC relies on investor membership and donations to achieve its mission.

2013 Tri-Lakes EDC Board

President & Chairman: Danette Lilja, Partner, BL Speer & Associates – Attorneys At Law

Vice President (Interim) & Past-Chair: Mike Law, Vice President, Merrill Lynch

Treasurer: Kevin Engelhardt, Executive Director, Hotel Operations Services, LLC, dba Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott

Secretary (Interim): Bobbie Moore, Senior Vice President, FirstBank – Colorado Springs Market


Kris Beasley, President & CEO, Centurion Strategies, LLC
Brian Risley, Principal Architect, CRP Architects
Cheryl Wangeman, Assistant Superintendent, District 38
John Witt, Brokerage Services, Navpoint Real Estate Group

Advisory Committee:

Kelly Elliott, President & CEO, Eminence Clinical Research, Inc.
Terri Hayes, Executive Director, Tri-Lakes Chamber of Commerce
Madeline VanDen Hoek, Community Liaison, Town of Monument