The McKinney Community Development Corporation is an organization with a mission to promote and preserve the quality of life in McKinney. It was established in 1996 when McKinney voters approved a one-half cent sales tax to be used to enhance McKinney's aesthetic, cultural and leisure amenities.
McKinney, one of the fastest-growing cities in America, is known for its historic downtown, rolling hills, tree-lined neighborhoods, beautiful parks, award-winning schools, diversified economy and unique neighborhoods.
MCDC is guided by a volunteer board of seven McKinney residents appointed by the City Council. The board, along with its Executive Director, is tasked with identifying potential quality of life projects, reviewing grant funding requests and serving as responsible stewards of approximately $8 million tax payer dollars generated annually through the half-cent sales tax. (FY 2012 budget)
We have funded projects for public parks and open space improvements; public recreational, sports and community facilities; entertainment, tourist and convention facilities; economic development and the creation of jobs; and affordable housing.
Our mission is to proactively work in partnership with others to promote and fund community and economic development projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.
Our guiding principles are: