Heather Pope, Director of Redevelopment

Heather Pope has served the City of Columbus as Director of Redevelopment since August 2012. Heather is a graduate of the Indiana University Kelley School of Business with dual bachelor degrees in management and marketing. Prior to taking the position of Director of Redevelopment, Heather worked in the Columbus-Bartholomew County Planning Department as a Senior Planner. She has been with the City of Columbus since 1996 and has held numerous positions within the Planning Department.

Heather is active on numerous community boards and works with multiple city and county commissions. Heather is a lifelong resident of Bartholomew County.

Heather Pope
Executive Director of Redevelopment

Redevelopment Staff:

The Redevelopment Staff consists of a part-time Project Coordinator and an Office Administrator.


Mikala Brown
Project Coordinator



Nichole Young
Office Administrator


Redevelopment Commissioners:

The Director and staff of the Redevelopment Department support and facilitate the work of the Redevelopment Commissioners.  Their primary objectives are to promote and encourage economic development within the City of Columbus.

For complete information about the Redevelopment Commission and Commissioners please click here.


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Columbus, Indiana 47201
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