Board

The Remington Wolcott Community Development Commission has a nine-member board of directors. The board of directors is responsible for overseeing the work in five focus areas: housing, economic development, children and family, senior citizens, and schools.

Sara DeYoung : Executive Director
Sara has a BS and BA from Purdue University, a Business Certificate from Ball State, and has gone through Ball State’s Economic and Community Development program. She has worked extensively with news media, local government, nonprofits, multinational organizations and small businesses. Her areas of expertise include: conservation, community development, business administration, and creative branding. As a small business owner and the daughter of small business owners, community and economic development is critically important to her. She is thrilled to be working for an organization that has taken a proactive approach to growth and improvement. She and her husband farm in Newton County and own JD Excavating.

Charlie Illingworth : Chairman of the Board Remington Town Council
Charlie Illingworth is relatively new to the Remington Wolcott area, having lived in the area for only 5 years. He brings a fresh perspective to the Remington Wolcott Community Development Commission on how to position his new home town for future growth. His goal is to improve the standard of living in the area to draw additional residents and business to the two communities.  For Charlie, controlled growth is key, and will lead to increased school enrollment and new employment opportunities. He is also active on the Remington Town Board and as a trustee at First Christian Church.
Steve Kinsell : Treasurer, Housing Committee Chairman Silver Lane Hybrids
Steve Kinsell has lived in the community longer than any other board member of the Remington Wolcott Community Development Commission. For 55 years, Steve has enjoyed the people and admired the communities’ passion to maintain a quality town. His first priority is growing the Tri-County School Corporation enrollment. He is also active with the Remington Lions Club, Jasper Foundation and Remington Redevelopment Commission. He holds an MBA in chemical engineering from Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and a MBS from Indiana University.
Don Pampel : Children & Family Committee Chairman Irving Materials, Inc.
Don Pampel knows Remington Wolcott. He’s lived here all his life. That’s why, as member of the Remington Wolcott Community Development Commission, he wants to funnel new ideas and promote the growth of the community but also maintain the feel of the small town oasis that he has come to love. Don also serves on the Tri-County School Board, Remington Park Board, Remington Area Historical Society and Sacred Heart Parish Council. He is part owner of an Indiana winery as well and enjoys history and genealogy.
Dr. Kathy Goad : Secretary Tri County School Corporation Superintendent
As the Superintendent of Tri-County Schools, Dr. Goad  has a vested interest in the community. Public education has been the center of legislative upheaval over the past several years and small districts have be hit particularly hard in the area of funding. The only way Tri-County will see new money is when new students enroll. The RWCDC has an definite role in this goal, because as parents seek out communities where their children can be raised in a wholesome close knit experience, the school will grow. She has been on the board for two years and currently serves as the board secretary.   
Dr. Goad has a PhD from Indiana State University and was recognized as the 2012 High School Principal of the Year in Indiana. She also serves on the White County Economic Development Board as the Workforce Development Chair, Wabash Valley Educational Service Center Executive Board, Cooperative School Services President, MASE Insurance Trust Vice-President. She enjoys interior decorating and biking.
Shanna Shepherd Bank of Wolcott
Shanna has lived in the Wolcott area for 10 years and is the Operations Officer at the Bank of Wolcott. She appreciates that the RWCDC is focused on uniting two communities in order to help the area grow and improve the local school district. While Shanna lives in Remington, she works in Wolcott. She became interested in the RWCDC because the organization supports the growth of each community’s individual style, while also striving to become a better place for local residents and new families. Shanna has BS in Agriculture Economics from Purdue University and enjoys working on the family farm as well as sewing, gardening and canning.
Andy Getz : Web Admin Monsanto
Andy is the website guru for RWCDC and has been on the board for 10 years. One of the area’s notable aspects is the proximity to major metropolitan areas and local universities while maintaining a small town rural focus. He sees the organization bringing two communities together to build on their infrastructure, strengths and enhance growth in the towns, schools and overall quality of life. He considers himself a lifelong area resident although he spent a few years away during and after college. He has a BS from Purdue University and currently works as the IT Lead for Monsanto. Andy enjoys spending time with family, working on IT related projects, helping on the family farm, and assisting and supporting trade schools in Haiti.
The board, in accordance with its by-laws, includes a member (or a council appointed representative) of the Remington  and Wolcott Town Councils. The board also must include the Tri-County School Corporation Superintendent and a member of the Tri-County School Board. The other five members are at-large members.
 
Staff The Remington Wolcott Community Development Commission is volunteer led, and relies on donations for its operational expenses and professional consultants. 
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