Workforce Housing Steering Committee


One of the recommendations in the Housing Market Analysis (HMA) was the formation of a Workforce Housing Steering Committee (WHSC) with a specific charge to create a framework and policy for reviewing allocation options for the 10% of the Economic Recovery & Relief sales tax funds dedicated to paying for workforce housing initiatives.

The WHSC will help create a method for monitoring and reporting on the implementation and measurement of approved recommendations to the City Commission. The framework and policy will be presented as recommendations to the City Commission for adoption.

The WHSC will meet quarterly and serve for three years (2023–2025) to complete this charge.


Bill DisbergerRealtor, former HMA Steering Committee member
Brad HartensteinFlint Hills Builder Association (FHBA) staff, former HMA Steering Committee member
Brad McCuneFinancial institution representative
Cheryl GriceChamber of Commerce Board of Directors & Workforce Advisory Board member
Craig LauppeProperty manager, small developer, Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors member
Donna Shenck-HamlinNon-profit board member, former HMA Steering Committee member, former academic
Heather PetersonArchitect, FHBA, Manhattan Area Technical College
Joshua BrewerNon-profit staff member, small developer, former HMA Steering Committee member
Samantha WaggonerFinancial institution representative
Scott SeelRealtor, former HMA Steering Committee member
Tyler HollomanSmall developer, property manager, former HMA Steering Committee member
Ben Van BecelaereFt. Riley Army Garrison representative and former HMA Steering Committee member
Debbie NussManhattan Urban Area Planning Board member
John MattaCity Commissioner member
Kate ThomasKansas State University, Student Governing Association
Mike MatsonChamber of Commerce staff member
Natassja NorwoodKansas State University, Office of Student Life, Off-Campus Housing Services

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Staff Liaison

John Verssue
Planner III
Community Development
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The following links are to resources shared by staff and among committee members.

Meeting Information

Next meeting:

Current Agenda

Friday, October 20, 2023
10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
City Commission Room
City Hall
1101 Poyntz Ave.

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