Redevelopment Program Coordinator: Natasha Kauffmann

Redevelopment Commission Members

Redevelopment Commission (RDC) Members are appointed by Elkhart County Elected Officials & includes the following:

  • Jon Hunsberger, President
  • Mandy Leazenby, Vice President
  • Rick Gentle, Secretary
  • Darryl Riegsecker, Council Liaison
  • Sara Huss
  • Frank Luchesse
  • Greg Eash
  • Jennifer Davis, School Boards Liaison<
    Support Staff:
    • Mae Kratzer, Planning & Development Director
    • Natasha Kauffmann, Redevelopment Coordinator
    • Jackie Cuatepotzo, Recording Secretary
    • Craig Buche, Legal Counsel

2022 RDC Meetings

RDC meetings take place every first Thursday of the month at 2:00 pm at the County Administration Building unless otherwise stated.

For Minutes and Agendas, please reach out to the Redevelopment Coordinator (see "Contact" heading).

  • January 6th
  • February 3rd
  • March 3rd
  • April 7th
  • May 5th
  • June 2nd
  • July 7th
  • August 4th
  • September 1st
  • October 6th
  • November 3rd
  • December 1st

To access a Public RDC Meeting digitaly, CLICK HERE at the start time of the meeting or Copy Paste the following URL:

TIF Projects

The RDC is primarily focused on projects that happen in or near a designated TIF area. The RDC may come up with projects themselves, or have projects suggested to them by government officials, private developers, and local citizens.

Projects are often focused on increasing property values in the area, and tend to be either public use projects (paths, parks, road improvements, signs, etc.) or private development projects (extending water and sewer lines, R.O.W. landscaping, creating new roads, etc.)

Private developers in TIF areas looking to apply for a TIF project may do the following:

  • Inquire about the eligibility of their proposed project
  • Negotiate a reimbursement agreement
  • Pay a $2,500 fee to have their project brought before the RDC and other governing bodies


Redevelopment Coordinator
Natasha Kauffmann

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