Redevelopment Commission

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission is a public body, established in 2003 to eliminate blight and enhance economic opportunity in the City of Charlestown. Development projects in Charlestown include commercial, industrial, retail and education.

The mission of the Charlestown Redevelopment Commission is to create an environment in the City of Charlestown that encourages business growth and expanded opportunities for the city’s residents.

Five commissioners sit on the Charlestown Redevelopment Commission; three are appointed by the mayor and two by the city council. The commission identifies and evaluates areas of opportunity and implements improvement programs. The redevelopment director reports to the commission and is charged with leading the city’s redevelopment efforts, including attracting new businesses to the city, implementing growth initiatives and pursuing grant funding from both private and government sources.

The Charlestown Redevelopment Commission is primarily funded by the city’s tax increment financing district, grants, property leases and the purchase and sale of real property.

Current members are:

  • Donna Ennis – President
  • B.J. Steele – Vice President
  • John Spencer – Secretary
  • Derek Coombs
  • Gwen Moser

Meetings are open to the public and are held on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:00 pm in the Common Council chambers at Charlestown City Hall. Meetings are live-streamed whenever possible via the City of Charlestown Facebook page and archived to YouTube.



January 7th, 2020  


February 4th, 2020 Agenda  ARC Presentation   Watch Video
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