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Redevelopment Commission

Redevelopment Commission:

The primary mission of the redevelopment commission is to address issues associated with blight by creating redevelopment areas, and to remove barriers to economic growth (in economic development areas). In order to accomplish these missions the redevelopment commission may:

  • Utilize eminent domain;
  • Purchase land and property;
  • Hold, sell, or lease property;
  • Clear property for redevelopment purposes;
  • Repair, maintain, and make major structural improvement to property for redevelopment purposes;
  • Survey and examine land to be acquired for redevelopment purposes;
  • Appoint an executive director and other staff;
  • Accept loans, grants, and other financial assistance from Federal and State government and other sources.
A Marion Community Schools Board Member is made aware of the Redevelopment Commission meetings, as are the local media and general public, but they are not voting members. Current voting members are:

Steve Smithley - President
Ed Merchant - Vice President
Rev. Shonda Gladden - Commissioner
Dru McCoy - Commissioner
Steve Henderson - Commissioner


Herb Spitzer - Legal Counsel
Scott Murphy - Marion Community Schools Liaison
Mike Flynn - Chief of Staff

Click here for the latest agenda:
Agenda 10-17-201739.44 KB

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