Community Development Corporation

The Little Elm Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 4B Corporation established under the Development Corporation Act of 1979. The CDC is tasked with the promotion and development of new or expanded business enterprises, parks, and other community projects.

The CDC derives its funding from a one-quarter cent sales tax collected in the Town of Little Elm. The CDC was established in October of 2007 and has an independent board appointed by Town Council to govern the Corporation. The CDC's focus is the planning and growth of the parks and recreation system by applying the one-quarter cent sales tax towards capital projects that benefit parks and other related projects.

The CDC meets quarterly on Wednesdays at 6 p.m. at The Rec at The Lakefront™ Admin Conference Room.

Upcoming meeting dates are:

  • April 12, 2023
  • July 12, 2023
  • October 11, 2023

Past Projects:

  • $100M toward the development of the Little Elm Recreation Center Expansion project
  • $490,000 for soccer field lights in Little Elm Park
  • $100M toward development of Beard Park
  • $400M toward the development at Little Elm Park for the Boat Ramp and expanded Swim Beach

Little Elm Recreation Center


Current Projects:

  • $50,000 per year toward streetscapes at Little Elm Park, Lobo Lane, Walker Lane, and Hart Road
  • $60,000 for lightning detection system at Little Elm Park and Cottonwood Sports Complex

Board Members

Chairman TBA
Steve Petrasic - Vice-Chairman, Term Expires October 20, 2023

Jan Eaken - Member, Term Expires October 20, 2023
Steve McGee - Member, Term Expires October 20, 2023
Eric Licker - Member, Term Expires August 2, 2024
Ernestine Burtley - Member, Term Expires August 2, 2024
Jennifer Ward - Member, Term Expires October 20, 2023
Jennifer Russell - Member, Term Expires August 2, 2024
Lisa Norman - Council Liaison

Town Representative:
Chad Hyde