Kankakee Development Corporation

kankakee development corporationThe Kankakee Development Corporation gathers the planners, approvers, and vision makers behind Downtown Kankakee. Its board is composed of property owners and people who do business downtown. Events, new businesses, incentives, and even fountains and flowers are discussed and approved by the board and officers that make up the KDC, with a focus on developing and improving the heart of the city. The KDC is dedicated to making Downtown Kankakee even more livable, walkable, and workable.

Kankakee Development Corporation Board Members

  • Lori Anderson, Heritage Development
  • Dave Baron, Deck & Baron
  • Allison Beasley, Kankakee Public Library
  • Doug Bright, Bright Architecture
  • Ken Lundquist, The Majestic
  • Marci Sadler, The Majestic
  • Brad Kuntz, CNG
  • Matt Olszewski, People's Bank
  • Lance Marczak, Out on a Limb
  • Joe Nugent, Nugent-Curtis Real Estate
  • Patrick O'Brien, Lawson & O'Brien
  • Neil Piggush, Piggush Engineering
  • Nina Piolatto, Madame St. Vintage
  • Monica Pizano, Remax
  • Dave Robinson, Edward D. Jones
  • William Yohnka, Kankakee Riverfront Society
  • Jesse Erickson, Pathfinder
  • Kara Evans, Kara Evans Photography
  • Scott Franco, Heritage Development
  • Larry Fullmer, AutoLab
  • Wanda Fullmer, AutoLab
  • Nicole Gavin, Kankakee County Convention & Visitor's Bureau
  • Dustin Kooy, Duncan Home Buyers
  • Megan Massey, Kankakee County Convention & Visitor's Bureau
  • Angela Morrey, Economic Alliance
  • Scott Renville, Knights of Columbus
  • Else Schilling, Attorney at Law
  • Scott Smith, First Trust Bank
  • Ken Tousignant, A Plus Home Improvements

New Directors to Fill Vacant Positions with Terms Ending 2024

  • Steve Harder, HB Equities
  • Laurin Stauffenberg, Lush Vine
  • Sydney Mongaraz, Roze Boutique
  • Mackenzie Cloy, Kankakee Forgives
  • Dwayne VadeBonCouer, 8 One Five

Past Meetings

Slate of Officers

  • President - Scott Smith
  • Vice President - Allison Beasley
  • Treasurer - Matt Olszewski
  • Secretary - Lori Anderson
  • Events Partnership - Allison Beasley
  • Marketing - Dave Baron
  • Landscaping - Dustin Kooy / William Yohnka


The Kankakee Development Corporation works with several partners to help make our downtown a standout! Our partners help beautify the area and work to build noteworthy events. Thanks for working with us!

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