The Ely Area Development Association (EADA) was originally founded in 1959 with a mission to create, promote, and facilitate economic and community development. The organization's vision is to work cooperatively to create economic opportunity for a stable and diversified economy while maintaining Ely's quality of life.

The EADA is a nonprofit 501 (c)(3) corporation with two employed staff and a volunteer 30-member Board of Directors with diverse occupational backgrounds. The daily operations of the organization are overseen and directed by a nine-member Executive Board elected annually from the Board of 30. The Executive Board has an officer board consisting of a chairman, vice-chair, secretary and treasurer.


Harold R. Langowski P.E. – Clerk-Treasurer