Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) / Development Authority Boards


The TIRZ and Development Authority boards meet back to back, when needed.

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes


Board members serve a two year term or until replaced.

  • Christine DeLisle, President
    Appointed: May 2021
    Term Expires: December 2023
  • Michael Herrera
    Appointed: December 2022
    Term Expires: October 2024
  • Cynthia Long (appointed by WilCo)
    Appointed: May 2010
    Term Expires: October 2025
  • Rachel Lunceford
    Appointed: December 2022
    Term Expires: October 2025
  • Kelsey Stone (appointed by WilCo)
    Appointed: October 2020
    Term Expires: October 2025

The city's Tax Increment Reinvestment Zone (TIRZ) Number 1 is a political subdivision created to implement tax increment financing, which applies to a defined area generally encompassing the transit oriented development (TOD) district in Leander.

View the TIRZ Boundary Map (PDF).

TIRZ Number 1 allows the City of Leander and Williamson County to capture the incremental difference in property tax value from the date it was established (2006) through its expiration date (2031). During this time, the city and county divert 50% of the increment into a TIRZ fund for future investments, while receiving the other 50% as normal into each entity's general fund.

Tax increment financing is a local government tool used to support financing needed for desired structural improvements and enhancements to public infrastructure. Tax increment reimbursements are considered on a case-by-case basis and target a limited scope of eligible TOD projects generally defined by a TIRZ project plan.

The TIRZ board manages the project plan and recommends reimbursement agreements that are (1) subject to Leander City Council approval, and (2) performance based, since the cost of improvements are expected to be repaid by the creation of value and subsequent tax revenues from each improved property.