Business Assistance Committee


  • As needed on the last Friday of every month at 9:00 AM


Committee MemberCommittee PositionTerm Expiration
McKenzie GibsonCommittee ChairAugust 9, 2025
Larissa MayfieldCommittee Vice-ChairMarch 13, 2024
Maureen WrightCity Council RepresentativeCity Council Representative
Britney LehmanEDC RepresentativeDecember 30, 2024
Gina Haley-MorrellEDC RepresentativeFebruary 28, 2024


The City of Veneta supports its local entrepreneurs by providing financial assistance for projects that support economic development. Business Assistance Committee (BAC) members use their financial expertise to evaluate requests for assistance and make recommendations to the Veneta City Council. Learn more about how your business, start-up, or anything in between can apply to receive business assistance funding.

The Committee meets ad hoc (as needed) on the last Friday of every month to evaluate grant applications.

Grant Programs

Business Grants Program: The City of Veneta's Business Grants Program provides matching grant funding of up to $25,000 for local businesses or nonprofit organizations to start or expand their operations. The overall goals of the program are to encourage business expansions and startups that create or retain job opportunities in Veneta and add to a vibrant business climate.

Rescue Veneta Grants Program: The City of Veneta provides grants of up to $2,500 for small businesses that suffered negative economic impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Individuals and organizations may apply to receive a grant from the City as appropriate.