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The Commission oversees the Town's various special commercial districts, as well as the

Architectural and Design Standards associated with those districts. The Redevelopment

Commission also participates with Highland Main Street and the Highland Main Street

Commission, on issues related to such topics as the Highland Town Theatre project, creation of an Arts and Cultural District, the Town's Façade Improvement Grant program, and oversight of Highland's Heron Rookery.


The Highland Redevelopment Commission is dedicated to building Highland's tax base and economic opportunities, by taking what exists, seeing how it is working and what we can do to help it work better.


To streamline the process and shorten your timetable for listing Highland as your business location, a majority of the Town Council — Council President Dan Vassar, Clerk-Treasurer Michael Griffin along with Councilmen Bernie Zemen, Mark Herak and Steve Wagner serve as the town’s Redevelopment Commission.


Please contact our Redevelopment Director Cecile Petro to get the process moving.


The Town of Highland is always looking for upstanding members of the community to serve on one of its many boards or commissions: Advistory Board of Appeals, Board of Sanitary

Commissioners, Board of Waterworks Directors, Park and Recreation Board, Redevelopment Commission, Plan Commission, Community Events Commission, Highland Main Street Commission and the Town Board of Metropolitan Police Commission.




2nd Wednesday of the month

Study Session     6 p.m.

Public Meeting    7p.m.


4th Wednesday of the month

Study Session     6 p.m.



Highland Municipal Buidling

3333 Ridge Road

PLEASE NOTE: The minutes and memoranda of meetings located on the website represent a source of minutes. The minutes are provided as a service and to uphold a commitment to greater citizen access. However, these minutes may not be used for any official purpose. Official minutes may be obtained from the Office of the Clerk-Treasurer.



President: Bernie Zemen


Vice President: Steve Wagner


Secretary: Dan Vassar


Treasurer: Michael Griffin


Member: Mark Herak


Non-voting member from the School Town of Highland: Pat Krull

LET'S GET SOCIAL! The Redevelopment Commission is expanding its presence on social media and is eager to highlight Highland businesses and their events. INFO: Click here to follow the Highland Redevelopment Commission on Facebook and follow them on Twitter @HighlandRDC.