Redevelopment Association of Indiana
The Redevelopment Association of Indiana (RAI) joined Aim in 1995 as an affiliate association and serves as an educational and informational resource for its members. The RAI strives to enact policies and programs that help communities grow, as well as foster and maintain strategic alliances that enhance economic redevelopment. The RAI also monitors state and federal legislation and trends that influence the economic redevelopment of Indiana’s cities, towns, and counties.
Aim members will find the RAI offers several opportunities to learn more about economic redevelopment. By networking with your peers, you can find out more about tax incentives, new trends in economic development, the day-to-day procedures of redevelopment, and the latest legislative changes.
RAI Redevelopment Education Program
To provide more educational and training opportunities for its members and others, the RAI created the Redevelopment Education Program. A Certificate of Completion is awarded to those RAI members who view the six educational webinars, attend the RAI Site Tour, and attend two qualified workshops at the Aim Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Click here for a copy of the Redevelopment Education Program Self-Tracking Form.
RAI members can access educational webinars at no additional cost. Non-members can access all six webinars for $30. Remember, dues for new members are only $25, so if you are interested in the webinars, consider becoming an RAI member.
Available webinars include:
- Annexation (54:07) Nicholas Kile, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
- Deal Balancing, Tax Abatement and Clawbacks (43:50) Kostas Poulakidas, Krieg DeVault
- Ethics – Open Door, Access to Records, Conflicts of Interest (35:36) Chou-il Lee, Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP
- Housing and Community Standards (16:16) Rose Scovel, Indiana Association for Community Economic Development; Lisa Abbott, City of Bloomington, Housing & Neighborhood Development
- Tax Increment Financing (51:44) Lisa Lee, Ice Miller LLP; Gary Malone, Umbaugh
- Working with Your LEDO and Other Key Players (34:00) Darren Reese, SESCO Group; Skip Kuker, Hancock County Economic Development Council
RAI Site Tour
Those who attend the annual RAI Site Tour will receive credit toward earning their Redevelopment Education Program Certificate of Completion.
Aim Annual Conference & Exhibition
We hope all RAI members will consider attending the Aim Annual Conference & Exhibition, and take advantage of the informative workshops and presentations and networking opportunities. Several workshops at the conference qualify for the Redevelopment Education Program. RAI will also hold its business meeting at the Aim conference.
Click here for more information about the 2017 Aim Annual Conference & Exhibition.
Join RAI Today
If you are involved in the fine details of economic development in Indiana, you will want to become a member of RAI. Our redevelopment directors and staff are people who are actively looking for new businesses to come to their communities, handling departmental budgets, and doing the day-to-day work of promoting economic development in our state.
The redevelopment directors meet four times a year to discuss economic development and redevelopment, legislation, and current projects. Members receive email updates on the latest development issues, including information on active legislation at the Statehouse.
Membership dues are assessed per municipality/organization instead of on an individual basis. Therefore, you can have multiple people sign up to receive RAI email information from your municipality/organization. There is a special promotional rate of $25 for new members. Dues for renewing members are $125.
Membership is open to any person involved in the economic redevelopment of a city, town, or county in the state of Indiana. If you are unsure whether your city, town, or county already belongs to the RAI, or you would like to become a member, please contact Rhonda Cook, Deputy Director & Chief Federal and State Policy Officer, at 317-237-6200 x 225 or by email at [email protected].