About the Commission

The main purpose of the EDC is to issue bonds and to issue recommendation to the city council for tax abatement on residential new builds. The EDC was created in July 1973.

The EDC consists of five board members, including a President, Vice President, Secretary, and two Members.

Terms Begin February of each year and need to be replaced, if terms expire, by January 31st of each year.


  • Last Wednesday or Thursday of the month if needed
  • Horizon Center Chamber Room - 401 South High Street

Membership Qualifications

(1) Eight people as follows:

(a) City attorney

(b) Community Development Executive Director

(c) A member of Common Council elected by Common Council

(d) A member of the economic set in accordance with those directions and the terms of the trust

(e) A representative of the minority community appointed by the Mayor

(f) A member of the Board of Directors of the Muncie Chamber of Commerce, nominated by the Chamber Board and appointed by the Mayor

(g) A member of organized labor appointed by the Mayor

(h) Trustee appointed by the Mayor who will serve as an ex-officio member having a voice but not a vote

(2) Director must be resident of the City

Staff Personnel

Dan Ridenour, Mayor
300 N High St, Muncie, IN 47305