About Us

Who We Are

In 1996, McKinney voters approved a half-cent sales tax to be used to provide grants to projects and events that would enhance McKinney’s aesthetic, cultural and leisure amenities. Over the past 25 years, MCDC has invested nearly $225 million back into the community. 

The McKinney Community Development Corporation is dedicated to honoring our history, celebrating today and planning for the future. While McKinney’s population grows at a record pace, our commitment is to be a driving force for premier quality of life in McKinney, which makes our city a unique and special place live, work and visit.


Find out more about us:

Why People Love McKinney

  • Beautiful parks
  • Historic Downtown Cultural District
  • High quality of life
  • Award winning schools
  • Diversified economy
  • Rolling hills
  • Tree-lined neighborhoods
  • Unique neighborhoods


What Guides Us


Staying true to voter intent, we work proactively, in partnership with others, to promote and fund community, cultural and economic development projects that maintain and enhance the quality of life in McKinney.


  • Serve ethically and with integrity.
  • Provide responsible stewardship.
  • Embrace our role and responsibility.
  • Honor the past and provide innovative leadership for the future.
  • Make strategic and transparent decisions that best serve the community.


  • Ensure application/project eligibility for MCDC consideration under Sections 501 to 505 of the Texas Local Government Code.
  • Meet citizen needs for quality of life improvements, business development and sustainable economic growth for residents in the City of McKinney.
  • Provide support for cultural, sports, fitness, entertainment, community projects and events that attract resident and visitor participation and contribute to quality of life, business development and increased McKinney sales tax revenue.
  • Highlight and promote McKinney as a unique destination for residents and visitors alike.
  • Demonstrate informed financial planning – addressing long-term costs, budget consequences and sustainability of projects for which funding is requested.
  • Educate the community about the impact that local dining and shopping has on investment in quality of life improvements in McKinney.


Board of Directors

Agendas & Minutes

Board meeting agendas are available at least 72 hours prior to the meetings. Minutes of board meetings are generally posted about six weeks after the meeting, once MCDC Board and City Council have approved.

Agendas and Minutes

Board Meetings 

  • 8 a.m.
  • Meets the fourth Thursday of every month (third Thursday in November and December)
  • Video streamed live on McKinney Vision and available in Legistar after the meeting
  • City Hall Council Chambers
    222 N. Tennessee Street
    McKinney, TX 75070


Board Members

Seven members serve on the MCDC Board of Directors. They are elected in two-year staggered terms.

Angela Richardson-WoodsChairEmail
David KellyVice ChairEmail
Deborah BradfordSecretaryEmail
Kathryn McGillTreasurerEmail
Mary Barnes-TilleyBoard MemberEmail
David RicheBoard MemberEmail
Joy BoothBoard MemberEmail
Chris WilkesBoard AlternateEmail



Angela Richardson-Woods

Angela Richardson-Woods

Chair, MCDC Board of Directors

Angela Richardson-Woods has over 25 years' experience in rural community development as a Community Program Specialist with the USDA Rural Development Agency. She administers the Water & Environmental and Community Facilities Programs in the North Texas Area through loan-making, servicing and technical assistance to eligible applicants such as public bodies, community-based nonprofit corporations and federally recognized tribes.

Angela received her Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Economics and Master’s Degree in Community Development from Prairie View A & M University. Having worked in McKinney for over 17 years, she moved her two beautiful daughters here 9 years ago.

During a time of transition, Angela served on McKinney City Council from December 2020 through May 2021. She is very active in organizations that serve the McKinney and Collin County communities, including the Collin County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Far North Dallas Chapter of Jack and Jill of America; and the Collin County Chapter of the NAACP.

Angela enjoys spending time with her family and friends, traveling, and serving her community.

David Kelly

David Kelly

Vice Chair, MCDC Board of Directors

David Kelly is the Government Affairs Advisor for the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD). In addition to the management of Federal and State-level policy issues, he is focused on meeting the needs of NTMWD's 13 member cities, including McKinney, and more than 55 other customer cities.

Before joining NTMWD, David served as the Executive Director of Orant Charities, a nonprofit working in Malawi. David previously worked in Washington, D.C. for Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison and Governor Rick Perry, was an appointee in the Bush Administration and managed Congressional Relations for an agency at the Department of Agriculture.

Moving to McKinney with his mother in 1984, David attended Greer Elementary and Slaughter and Dowell Middle Schools. He deeply loves his hometown, particularly the downtown areas, and was blessed to return in 2015. He is on the board of the McKinney Rotary Club and is a graduate of the Leadership McKinney Class of 2019. David lives in McKinney’s Historic District with his wife Barbara and their dogs Blanche and Rose.

Deborah Bradford

Deborah Bradford

Secretary, MCDC Board of Directors

Deborah Bradford is currently the Associate Pastor of New Jerusalem Baptist Church in McKinney. Her husband, Myron, is Senior Pastor, and together they lead their multi-cultural and multi-generational congregation to be servants in the Collin County area. In her role at the church, Deborah works with other church leaders to develop and implement special programming, interfaces with community partners and ensures structure and accountability within the church. Deborah has lived in McKinney for twenty years.

Previously, Deborah managed and supervised all aspects of the 30,000 member Potter’s House Church of Dallas’ Women’s Department, including administration, finance, marketing, data entry, volunteer services, hospitality and academics. She also gained experience with finance and credit applications and approvals as a Best Buy Employee, and as a finance assistant / producer for Johnson Brothers Ford in Temple, Texas, Deborah also served as Senior Finance Manager for The City of Temple, managing the payroll for 480 city employees.

Deborah has a servant-leader perspective, having served our community as a Service Learning Mentor at Collin College, Serenity High and McKinney Alternative School. She also founded and serves with Community CARE of North Texas, works as a Community Organizer to encourage volunteerism in East McKinney, and assists with the Annual Thanksgiving and Christmas Drive which benefits McKinney Housing Authority and Samaritan Inn.

Kathryn McGill

Kathryn McGill

Treasurer, MCDC Board of Directors

Kathryn McGill is Founder and President of Halyard Philanthropy Advisors, LLC. For over twenty years Kathryn (Kit) McGill has been helping families, businesses, and nonprofit organizations to chart their philanthropic values and impact. An independent philanthropy consultant and founder of Halyard Philanthropy Advisors, she delivers tailored meetings and programs to facilitate philanthropic topics and solutions-- often collaborating with other professional advisors to meet the complex planning or investment goals of the individual or family enterprise.

Through her former tenure with U.S. Trust and New York Life, she brings a complex knowledge of wealth and estate planning for affluent families. As a respected nonprofit director, she has hands-on experience with nonprofit management, board governance, fundraising and endowment building for multiple North Texas organizations.

A long-time resident and volunteer in Collin County, Kathryn moved to McKinney in 2012. As a member of the MCDC she enjoys the opportunity to serve our community through the on-going mission to provide grants to projects and events that enhance McKinney’s aesthetic, cultural and leisure amenities and enhance the quality of life. 

In addition to her service at MCDC, Kathryn serves as a regional board advisor to Out Teach and has contributed leadership and service to the North Texas Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy Study Group Program, and numerous other nonprofit organizations.

Kathryn holds a BA in French from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®), designation from The American College of Financial Services, Bryn Mawr, PA.  She resides in McKinney, Texas and enjoys working with entrepreneurs and families throughout the U.S.  

Mary Barnes-Tilley

Mary Barnes-Tilley

Member, MCDC Board of Directors

Dr. Barnes-Tilley serves as Campus Provost Collin College on the Plano Campus. She has oversight over campus operations including academic and workforce programs, facilities, student enrollment services, and student housing. She has over 25 years' experience in higher education, including 22 years of teaching and 17 years in administration.

 Born in Houston and raised in Brenham, Texas, Mary moved to McKinney in 2017 with her husband, Jeff, and two children, Halen and Kennedy.

 Mary holds an Associate’s degree from Blinn College, a Bachelor’s in Government from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master’s in Political Science from Sam Houston State University and a Doctorate in Political Science from Texas A&M University (2011).

Mary spent most of her life serving her community in various capacities, including serving as a city council member and serving with various non-profit organizations.

 Mary places a high priority on helping the MCDC continually look for ways to enhance the quality of life in McKinney, to ensure that our city remains a great place to live, work and play.