Three new faces will take seats on appointed city boards that make decisions about land use and millions of dollars of taxpayer money.
The Greenwood City Council appointed new members to the redevelopment commission, board of zoning appeals and economic development commission.
Council member Mike Campbell has been reappointed to the redevelopment commission, where he will be joined by newcomer Don Cummings. Cummings works at Endress + Hauser in Greenwood and has been involved in the community for 15 years in various roles such as advocating for the city’s trail system.
The nine council members each had two votes for the three candidates which included Campbell, Cummings and Eric Harvey. Campbell received seven and Cummings got six of the 18 votes.
Campbell is filling the open seat on the redevelopment commission, and Cummings is taking the place of former commission member Thom Hord, who moved at the end of October.
“When a spot became available on the redevelopment commission I took it as an opportunity to give back to my home community,” Cummings said. “The RDC has a big impact on the future of the community, and I’m excited to be a part of that decision making.”
The city council appointed new board members to the redevelopment commission, economic development commission and the board of zoning appeals at the first council meeting of the year Monday night.
Redevelopment commission members make $100 per meeting. The board of zoning appeals and the economic development commission each pay their members $50 per meeting.
Drew Sager, a counselor at Center Grove Middle School Central, was appointed to the economic development commission, replacing Chuck Landon, who is now a city council member. Sager received seven of the nine votes, defeating Greenwood resident Mike Neal.
Neal moved to Greenwood about a year ago and works as the director of community affairs for Gov. Mike Pence.
Neal also put his name in for the board of zoning appeals and was defeated by Lucy Bartley 7-2. Bartley is a Greenwood resident who has served on the board for the Greater Greenwood Chamber of Commerce.