About Us

Who We Are

In 1996, McKinney voters approved a half-cent sales tax to be used to provide grants to projects and events that would enhance McKinney’s aesthetic, cultural and leisure amenities. Over the past 25 years, MCDC has invested more than $155 million back into the community. 

The McKinney Community Development Corporation is dedicated to honoring our history, celebrating today and planning for the future. While McKinney’s population grows at a record pace, our commitment is to be a driving force for premier quality of life in McKinney, which makes our city a unique and special place live, work and visit.

Find out more about us:

Why People Love McKinney

  • Beautiful parks
  • Historic Downtown Cultural District
  • High quality of life
  • Award winning schools
  • Diversified economy
  • Rolling hills
  • Tree-lined neighborhoods
  • Unique neighborhoods

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What Guides Us

Mission

Staying true to voter intent, we work proactively, in partnership with others, to promote and fund community, cultural and economic development projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.

Principles

  • Serve ethically and with integrity.
  • Provide responsible stewardship.
  • Embrace our role and responsibility.
  • Honor the past and provide innovative leadership for the future.
  • Make strategic and transparent decisions that best serve the community.

Goals

  • Ensure application/project eligibility for MCDC consideration under Sections 501 to 505 of the Texas Local Government Code.
  • Meet citizen needs for quality of life improvements, business development and sustainable economic growth for residents in the City of McKinney.
  • Provide support for cultural, sports, fitness, entertainment, community projects and events that attract resident and visitor participation and contribute to quality of life, business development and increased McKinney sales tax revenue.
  • Highlight and promote McKinney as a unique destination for residents and visitors alike.
  • Demonstrate informed financial planning – addressing long-term costs, budget consequences and sustainability of projects for which funding is requested.
  • Educate the community about the impact that local dining and shopping has on investment in quality of life improvements in McKinney.

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Board of Directors

Agendas & Minutes

Board meeting agendas are available at least 72 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes of board meetings are generally posted about six weeks after the meeting, once MCDC Board and City Council have approved.

Agendas and Minutes

Board Meetings 

  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets the fourth Thursday of every month (third Thursday in November and December)
  • Video streamed live on McKinney Vision and available in Legistar after the meeting
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    222 N. Tennessee Street
    McKinney, TX 75070

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Board Members

Seven members serve on the MCDC Board of Directors. They are elected in two-year staggered terms.

NameTitleContact
Jackie BrewerChairmanEmail
Rick GlewVice ChairmanEmail
Mary Barnes-Tilley
SecretaryEmail
Angela Richardson-WoodsTreasurerEmail
Kathryn McGillBoard MemberEmail
David KellyBoard MemberEmail
John MottBoard MemberEmail
Deborah BradfordBoard AlternateEmail

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Biographies

Jackie BrewerJackie Brewer

Chairman, MCDC Board of Directors
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Jackie Brewer has 30 years’ experience in the oil and gas industry. She is currently working for Cardinal Midstream III, a pipeline and plant processing company. As Contract Administrator and Senior Accountant, she wears many hats and works as a liaison between several departments, including managing contracts, exhibits, working with the accounting department and managing the pipeline Right-of-Way. Jackie previously spent 27 years working for an exploration and production company.

From 2012-2016, Jackie served on the McKinney Parks and Recreation Advisory Board, serving as Board Chairman in 2016. Jackie was involved in the opening of PSA McKinney, the planning of the Apex Centre, the Gabe Nesbitt expansion and Bonnie Wenk Park Phase II.

Jackie is a 2012 graduate of Leadership McKinney. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and a Master’s Degree in Business. She is a long time McKinney resident and native Texan. Jackie and her husband Scott have three children who all enjoy giving back to McKinney, Their son is the Athletic Director at Faubion Middle School, their oldest daughter is a 911 dispatch supervisor for McKinney and the youngest daughter, who volunteered at the Senior Center, is now a junior at Texas Tech University.

Jackie actively supports the vision and misson of MCDC to promote a premier quality of life in McKinney.

Rick GlewRick Glew

Vice Chairman, MCDC Board of Directors
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As Vice President of Marketing for Vista College, Rick leads the marketing team for nine campuses in Texas, New Mexico and Arkansas. He maintains a focus on aggressively moving the company toward new, optimized digital and social media lead sources. He also holds an associate faculty position for Marketing and Business Management at Collin College.

Throughout his career, Rick led the marketing and business development efforts for start-up, mid-size and large global corporations in a variety of industries. With VP Marketing positions at NICE Systems / IEX Corporation (Enterprise Contact Center and Surveillance solutions), American College of Education (Higher Education) and Critical Information Network (Industrial Skills, Public Safety and Healthcare eLearning) along with senior roles with Nortel Networks, Spatial Wireless (Telecommunications) and MarketSuite (Consulting), he developed expertise across a broad range of disciplines and brings a diverse set of business experiences to support the McKinney community.

Rick, his wife Lisanne, and children, Jamie and Stephanie, moved from Toronto to McKinney 22 years ago. In addition to the MCDC, Rick serves his community as a member of the board for McKinney’s historic village at Chestnut Square, board liaison for the McKinney Parks board and American Marketing Association mentorship responsibilities. Rick is a graduate of the 2015 Leadership McKinney program. He is excited about the many opportunities ahead for the McKinney Community Development Corporation and its partner boards to make a real difference in the community and drive our city’s bright future.

Mary Barnes-TilleyMary Barnes-Tilley

Secretary, MCDC Board of Directors
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Dr. Barnes-Tilley serves as Dean of Academic Affairs for Collin College on the Plano Campus. She is responsible for overseeing the operations of 13 academic and workforce disciplines. She has 24 years’ experience in higher education, including 22 years of teaching and 16 years in administration.

Born in Houston and raised in Brenham, Texas, Mary moved to McKinney in 2017 with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Halen and Kennedy.

Mary holds an Associate’s degree from Blinn College, a Bachelor’s in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Doctorate in Political Science from Texas A&M University (2011).

Mary spent most of her life serving her community in various capacities, including serving as a city council member and serving with various non-profit organizations.

Mary places a high priority on helping the MCDC continually look for ways to enhance the quality of life in McKinney, to ensure that our city remains a great place to live, work and play.

Angela Richardson-WoodsAngela Richardson-Woods

Treasurer, MCDC Board of Directors
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Angela Richardson-Woods has over 25 years’ experience in rural community development as a Community Program Specialist with the USDA Rural Development Agency. She administers the Water & Environmental and Community Facilities Programs in the North Texas Area through loan-making, servicing and technical assistance to eligible applicants such as public bodies, community-based nonprofit corporations and federally recognized tribes.

Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics and Master’s Degree in Community Development from Prairie View A & M University. Having worked in McKinney for over 17 years, she moved her two beautiful daughters here 9 years ago.

Angela is very active in organizations that serve the McKinney and Collin County communities, including the Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Far North Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America; and the Collin County Chapter of the NAACP.

Angela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and serving her community.

Kathryn McGill Kathryn McGill

Member, MCDC Board of Directors
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Kathryn L. McGill serves as the Advisor Relations Officer at the Communities Foundation of Texas, where she enjoys bringing business owners, families and their professional advisors around the table to honor family values and create lasting charitable impact.

In addition to her nonprofit experience, Kathryn has an extensive corporate background in high-net-worth marketing, private client relations and advisor consulting for the financial services sector.

Actively engaged in the community, Kathryn currently serves on the Texas Regional Board of Out Teach. She has previously served as the Chairman of the City of Plano Public Art Committee, as a member of the Executive Advisory Committee, Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and the boards of the Jesuit Dallas Art Museum and My Possibilities. She is an active member in several North Texas professional organizations including the Dallas Estate Planning Council, the North Texas Estate Planning Council and the Dallas Council of Charitable Planners.

Kathryn holds a BA in French from the University of Colorado and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation from American College.

David KellyDavid Kelly

Member, MCDC Board of Directors
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David Kelly is the Government Affairs Advisor for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). In addition to the management of Federal- and State-level policy issues, he is focused on meeting the needs of District 13 member cities, including McKinney, and more than 55 other customer cities.

Before joining NTMWD, David served as the Executive Director of Orant Charities, a nonprofit working in Malawi. David previously worked in Washington, D.C. for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Governor Rick Perry, was an appointee in the Bush Administration and managed Congressional Relations for an agency at the Department of Agriculture.

Moving to McKinney with his mother in 1984, David attended Greer Elementary and Slaughter and Dowell Middle Schools. He deeply loves his hometown, particularly the downtown areas, and was blessed to return in 2015. He is on the board of the McKinney Rotary Club and is a graduate of the Leadership McKinney Class of 2019. David lives in McKinney’s Historic District with his wife Barbara and their dog Blanche.

John MottJohn Mott

Member, MCDC Board of Directors
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John Mott is an attorney who practiced law in Dallas and Washington, D.C., before returning to McKinney in 2008 to establish and manage his own law firm, Mott & Mott, PLLC. His firm regularly represents corporate clients in court proceedings throughout Texas and assists local individuals and families in areas of estate planning and probate. In addition to his law practice, John has worked as a political consultant advising local candidates and elected officials, and providing general campaign management services and strategy regarding communications, voter outreach and campaign finance compliance.

John is a 1994 graduate of McKinney High School. He received his B.A. from Austin College, where he studied history and political science, and received his law degree from the Texas Tech University School of Law. He is actively involved with the community through the McKinney Chamber of Commerce, Cub Scout Pack 303 and a number of local political and community service organizations. John is an Eagle Scout who learned at an early age the virtue of giving back to one’s community. He is a member of the Leadership McKinney Class of 2020.

John and his wife, Jennifer, both grew up in McKinney, and come from families with deep roots in this community. Jennifer is a special education teacher at Glen Oaks Elementary School. They are the proud parents of a son named Sam and a rescue dog named Rayburn. 

Deborah BradfordDeborah Bradford

Member, MCDC Board of Directors
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Deborah Bradford is currently the Associate Pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in McKinney. Her husband, Myron, is Senior Pastor, and together they lead their multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation to be servants in the Collin County area. In her role at the church, Deborah works with other church leaders to develop and implement special programming, interfaces with community partners, and ensures structure and accountability within the church. Deborah has lived in McKinney for twenty years.

Previously, Deborah managed and supervised all aspects of the 30,000 member Potter’s House Church of Dallas’ Women’s Department, including administration, finance, marketing, data entry, volunteer services, hospitality and academics. She also gained experience with finance and credit applications and approvals as a Best Buy Employee, and as a finance assistant / producer for Johnson Brothers Ford in Temple, Texas, Deborah also served as Senior Finance Manager for The City of Temple, managing the payroll for 480 city employees.

Deborah has a servant-leader perspective, having served our community as a Service Learning Mentor at Collin College, Serenity High and McKinney Alternative School. She also founded and serves with Community CARE of North Texas, works as a Community Organizer to encourage volunteerism in East McKinney, and assists with the Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Drive which benefits McKinney Housing Authority and Samaritan Inn.