The City of Terre Haute Department of Redevelopment assists in creating and maintaining a vibrant, prosperous, economically balanced community offering housing and employment opportunities for low-to moderate- income citizens.

Through the administration of programs designed to eliminate slum and blight, create affordable housing opportunities, build and maintain the physical infrastructure of eligible neighborhoods, provide for urgent need, and facilitate economic development activities, the department works towards improving the quality of life for all citizens


Phone: 812-244-2393

Department Fax #: 1- 812-244-2395

Address: 900 Wabash Avenue, Terre Haute, IN, 47807, Suite 201

Learn more about the Redevelopment Department and their mission by visiting their website.

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Jordan Marvel – Executive Director
[email protected]
phone: 812-244-2399
The Executive Director is the chief administrative officer of the Department of Redevelopment and accomplishes overall management and operation of the Department in accordance with the work program, budget and personnel policies of the Redevelopment Commission.

Dean Branson – Real Estate Administrator
[email protected]
phone: 812-244-2397
The Real Estate Administrator coordinates and administers the Department’s responsibilities related to acquisition and disposition of real property, demolition of condemned buildings, recovery of demolition sites and participation in the of development projects.

Phil Kesner – Grants/Planning Administrator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 812-244-2396
The Grants/Planning Administrator provides technical and research assistance to the Department in preparing reports, plans, and studies for projects undertaken by the Department. The position writes and administers grants, often for non-profit agencies, and partners with other organizations and governmental units to oversee and facilitate grants management and technical assistance. This position also assists with the set-up and documentation required for the Federal IDIS system and maintains the department's web sites. 

Virginia Kelsheimer – Finance Administrator
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 812-244- 2392
The finance administrator provides on-going financial analysis for all Redevelopment accounts by preparing monthly computer-generated reports for monitoring contract expenditures as required by law. The finance administrator coordinates the Department’s withdrawal of funds through the Federal IDIS system and is the local administrator for the IDIS system. The position is responsible for preparing the Department’s payroll, insurance and pension documents, along with accounts payable and accounts receivable.

Phenny Hall – Office Manager
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 812-244-2390
The Office Manager provides oversight of office functions and secretarial functions for all programs administered by the Department of Redevelopment.