The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission was established by the City Council of the City of Cape Girardeau by adoption of Ordinance No. 2968 on February 4, 2002.  The Commission was established pursuant to the TIF Act.

The TIF Commission consists of eleven members. Six members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council. The other five members are appointed by the affected school district and other taxing jurisdictions within the proposed project district.

The same Ordinance allows the City to consider the use of tax increment financing for those projects which demonstrate a substantial and significant public benefit by eliminating and preventing blight, financing desirable public improvements, strengthening the employment and economic base of the City and other taxing jurisdictions, increasing property values, reducing poverty, creating economic stability, upgrading older neighborhoods and areas, and facilitating economic self-sufficiency.

Meeting Schedule

The Commission meets as needed.

Staff Liaison

Trevor Pulley, Assistant City Manager

  • Contact Info
  • 44 North Lorimier Cape Girardeau, MO  63701
  • Telephone 573.339.6320
  • Email [email protected]

Liz Haynes
Jay Knudtson
Danny Essner
Albert M. Spradling III
Rob Gilligan
Adrienne Henry


Neil Glass
Matt Welker
Charles Herbst
Roger Hudson
Katie Earnhart