Community Development Authority

Name Title Term Expires
Richard Davies Citizen Member April 2026
William McReynolds Citizen Member April 2027
Rob Richardson Citizen Member April 2024
Jack Thorsen Citizen Member April 2024
Carmella Venturini Citizen Member April 2027
Andrew Docksey Village Trustee April 2024
Dave DeGroot Village Trustee April 2025
Maureen Murphy Village Administrator / Staff  
Samuel Schultz Community Development Director / Staff  


The Community Development Authority meets as needed and often in coordination with the Village Board.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available before the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

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Audio Recordings

Audio recordings are available to stream or download through the Village SoundCloud account.

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This seven-member Commission is empowered by State Statutes and governed by Village ordinances and by-laws to 1) Prepare redevelopment plans and carry out the Village's redevelopment projects and 2) enter into contracts to implement redevelopment. The CDA's duties are subject to approval by the Village Board and include:

  • Acquire any real or personal property by purchase, lease, eminent domain, or otherwise.
  • Borrow money and issue bonds, execute notes, debentures, and other forms of indebtedness.
  • Employ personnel.
  • Expend funds.

Vision Statement

The CDA promotes the economic sustainability of our community. This vision will be achieved through green-field development, blight removal, and brown-field remediation. The CDA will consider promoting infill housing through tax and impact fee waivers and other similar incentives. The Comprehensive Plan and zoning ordinances also guide CDA's activities.

Mission Statement

The CDA, in collaboration with the Village Board and other Village Committees and Commissions, will research, recommend and implement activities that foster community relationships that strengthen and increase our industrial, commercial, residential, agricultural, green space, and institutional assets for our current and future residents.

Strategic Intent

Enhance Economic Health – Increase the number of jobs, production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services in the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Engage Community – To occupy the attention; to sustain dialog of residents and business owners in meetings/matters of the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Branding our Community – This is a collection of images and ideas representing an economic producer; it conveys the community's essence. A brand is a symbolic embodiment of all the information connected to a Community to include products or services. The key objective is to create a relationship of trust with representatives of the Village of Mount Pleasant.

Continuous Process Involvement - Glowing Customer Service; to provide extraordinary service provision to customers before, during, and after a transaction/interaction with representatives of the Village of Mount Pleasant.