Industrial Development Authority

The Industrial Development Authority (IDA) of the County of Boone is a local quasi-governmental corporation organized under Chapter 349 of the Revised Statute of Missouri. The IDA was formed in 1979 to facilitate the issuance of tax-free industrial development bonds for the development of commercial, industrial, agricultural and manufacturing facilities in the county. The IDA is governed by a nine member board that is appointed by the Boone County Commission.

Members of the IDA must be duly qualified electors of and taxpayers in the county or municipality. No member shall be an officer or employee of the county or municipality. Members shall be a resident taxpayer for at least one year prior to their appointment. Members are appointed by the Boone County Commission for a term of 6 years and no less than three members of the Board shall reside in unincorporated areas of Boone County. One member of the Boone County Commission serves on the IDA as a non-voting member. Currently Presiding Commissioner Dan Atwill represents the Commission on the IDA Board. The Board currently employees a Legal Counsel, who also acts as point of contact for the board regarding all offical communication and legal matters. Contact information for our current legal counsel is listed below.

Term:  6 years

Commissioner(s): 
Daniel K. Atwill
Name Role Organization Term Expires Township E-mail
Paul Sharp January 31, 2023 sharpp@missouri.edu
VACANCY September 1, 2023
Gary Fennewald President March 1, 2022 gfennewald@socket.net
Michael Grellner July 31, 2023 mikegrellner@plazarealestate.com
Tom Mendenhall July 31, 2023 burnku@gmail.com
Richard Shanker Secretary November 30, 2021
Rockne Corbin Member November 30, 2021 rpcorbin@gmail.com
Shann Sievers Member September 30, 2023 sievers20@gmail.com
Thomas M. Schneider Legal Counsel December 31, 2020 tms@11-7law.com
Thomas Nelson Vice-President March 27, 2018 thomas.r.nelson@usbank.com

Legal Counsel and Point of Contact:

Tom Schneider
11 North Seventh Street
Columbia MO 65201
Phone: 573-449-2451
Email: tms@11-7law.com

Contact Information:
Tom Schneider - (573) 449-2451
Gary Fennewald - (573) 886-1339
Meetings:

The IDA Board meets as needed throughout the year and generally meets in the Commission Chambers at the Boone County Goverment Center. The IDA holds an annual meeting at 7:30 p.m., on the third Monday in October of each year.

IDA Documents

The following IDA Documents can be downloaded in .pdf format by clicking on the name of the document below:

IDA Grant Application (.pdf format file)
IDA Declaration of Policies and Procedures (.pdf format file)