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.

TIF Commission

Mayorally-appointed TIF Commissioners with the Mayor: (L-R): Jane Brown, Bobby Hernandez, Jeffrey Williams, Tammy Queen, Alissia Canady, Mayor Quinton Lucas, Lee Barnes, Ryana Parks-Shaw, Matthew Oates, Andrea Bough, Michael McGee, Pam Mason

Mayoral Appointees:
  • Alissia Canady, chair
  • Ryana Parks-Shaw, vice chair
  • Tammy Queen, treasurer
  • Lee Barnes
  • Andrea Bough
  • Pam Mason
  • Jane Brown
  • Phil Glynn
  • Bobby Hernandez
  • Michael McGee
  • Matt Oates
  • Jeffrey Williams
Jackson County
  • James Terrance, Jackson County
  • Caleb Clifford, Jackson County
  • Debbie Siragusa, Jackson County, other
  • Jim Staley, Jackson County, other
  • Shannon Jaax, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Vacant, Kansas City Public Schools
  • Vacant, 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
  • Robert Nance, Clay County
  • Jim Staley, Clay County, other
  • Matt Fritz, North Kansas City School District
  • Terry Ward, North Kansas City School District
  • Nick Bartlow, Liberty School District
  • Steve Anderson, Liberty School District
Platte County
  • Ron Schieber, Platte County
  • John 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
22nd & Main TIF Plan, 18th Amendment

EDC Staff
Heather Brown
Heather Brown

Executive Director
(816) 691-2109

Janine Pettitt
Janine Pettitt

TIF Administrative Coordinator
(816) 691-2107