The Redevelopment Commission (RDC) is charged with encouraging economic development opportunities in Whiteland by aiding new development and the redevelopment of underutilized sites. The Commission’s primary tool is the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district, which they oversee in conjunction with the Town Council.
RDC members are appointed annually. Three are appointed by the Town Council President, and two are appointed by the Town Council. A non-voting representative of the school board also participates in Commission business.
- Kent Beeson
- David Hawkins
- Katy Cavaleri
- Todd Clayton
- Charles Howard
- Butch Zike
Redevelopment Commission meetings are regularly scheduled on the second Thursday of each month at 7pm. See the meetings page for the current schedule.
By state statute, there are two annual reports required to be prepared by every redevelopment commission. The first is required to be filed with the Town Council President by March 15 and largely describes the operations of the Commission in the previous year. The other must be filed with the Town Council by August 1 and presents the financial status of each TIF district in the town (currently, there is only one). A third report, from the Council to the Department of Local Government Finance, is due by October 1 and is a compilation of the August 1 report(s) in the state’s prescribed format.