Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is a financing and development tool that encourages the development of blighted, substandard and economically underutilized areas that would not be developed without public investment. The use of this tool allows future real property taxes and other taxes generated by new development to pay for public infrastructure construction and other improvement costs.

TIF may only be used for redevelopment projects that would not be reasonably expected to occur without the assistance of TIF.  A cost-benefit analysis (“but for test”) must be completed for each project and requires approval by the TIF Commission and the Kansas City, Missouri City Council.  A redevelopment area must be determined by the City or county to be a blighted area, conservation area or economic development area as defined by the Missouri TIF Act and must conform to the general plans of the City of Kansas City, Missouri. 

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TIF Commission

The powers of TIF are exercised by its board of commissioners who are citizens of Kansas City, Missouri, appointed by the mayor or by the other affected taxing jurisdictions.

Mayoral Appointees:
  • Cindy Circo, chair
  • Estella Morales
  • Dr. Troy Nash
  • Jason Parson
  • Martin Rucker
  • Jeffrey Williams
Alternates:
  • Randall Landes
  • Mark McHenry
  • Kerrie Tyndall
Jackson County
  • Scott Jacoby, Jackson County
  • Calvin Williford, Jackson County
  • Debbie Siragusa, Jackson County, other
  • Jim Staley, Jackson County, other
  • Shannon Jaax, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Kevin Masters, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Sharon Nibbelink, Center School District
  • Michael Weishaar, Center School District
  • Allan Markley, Raytown School District
  • Steve Shelton, Raytown School District
  • Yolanda Cargile, Hickman Mills School District
  • Shellie Wiltsey, Hickman Mills School District
Clay County
  • Jerry Nolte, Clay County
  • Ted Graves, Clay County
  • Freddie Nichols, Clay County, other
  • Tim Gallagher, North Kansas City School District
  • Terry Ward, North Kansas City School District
  • Angie Reed, Liberty School District
  • Steve Anderson, Liberty School District
Platte County
  • Ron Schieber, Platte County
  • Jim Elliott, Platte County
  • William Brown, Platte County, other
  • Jeanette Cowherd, Park Hill School District
  • Paul Kelly, Park Hill School District
  • Angie Hughes, Platte County R-3 School District
  • Mike Reik, Platte County R-3 School District
Current TIF Agenda

EDC Staff
Heather Brown
Heather Brown

Executive Director
hbrown@edckc.com
(816) 691-2109

Janine Pettitt
Janine Pettitt

TIF Administrative Coordinator
jpettitt@edckc.com
(816) 691-2107