Community Development Corporation


The Community Development Corporation is a non-profit, industrial development corporation under the Texas Development Corporation Act of 1979 (the Act), Texas Revised Civil Statutes Ann. Art. 5190.6, as amended.

The Corporations is organized exclusively for the purpose of benefiting and accomplishing public purposes authorized in the Act. Utilizing sales tax revenues, public purpose projects include improvements suited for children's sports, park facilities, tourism, museums, and Main Street improvements.

The purpose of 4B is to promote tourism, athletic activity, public safety, and the beautify the City of Whitewright. The board was equal partners with the City of Whitewright in purchasing the EMS/Police Station and some of the technologies used there. They also have purchased number signs, promotional literature, maintained landscaping, and refurbished the Whitewright Civic Center which was used for civic functions. Most recently, the Historic Nature Park has been cleaned up and new retaining walls around the lake that finish out the look of the park have been installed.

With more and more children in Whitewright, they purchased the land with their own funds as well as state grants and private donations of time and resources to create the Whitewright Children's Memorial Park. The park has playground equipment, a skateboard pad, and a basketball court. A gazebo with grills and picnic tables is getting a great deal of use. Other picnic tables and exercise equipment were a project of Howe Eagle Scouts. A walking path has been created as well as a xeriscape garden on the west end of the park. The park has been finished with historical signs, water fountains, benches, plus maintenance. Bathrooms has also been completed on the Trades Day Grounds at the American Legion Park, near the children's park.

The 4B Board is making Whitewright a safer, more beautiful and happier place to live.

Mission Statement:

Whitewright Community Development Corporation mission is to promote tourism, athletic activity, public safety, and the beautification of the City of Whitewright.

The Community Development functions for the City of Whitewright are guided by the Whitewright Community Development Corporation (WCDC) Board of Directors. 

Staff Contacts

Shere Avrett

Board Members

John Simon


Kelly Selman

Vice President

Ginger Miller


Sally O’Brien


Kelby Shaw
Brandon Palmer
Kathryn McKenney