Jerry Kleier remains as president of the Seymour Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ), a program that offers local property-tax abatement on real estate and can provide saleable, refundable state tax credits to any company creating jobs and making investments within the boundaries of the enterprise zone.

Kleier unanimously was re-elected as the group's leader on Tuesday, July 16, at its annual organizational meeting at Seymour City Hall.

Joanne Coutchie remains secretary of the Seymour EEZ.

Coutchie and Kleier both are business owners.

Other members of the seven-member commission include Paul Ipock, Webster County's presiding commissioner; Kirk Penner, chairman and president of The Seymour Bank; Steve Richards, superintendent of the Seymour R-II School District; David Smith, president of the Southern Webster County Fire Protection District; and Dan Wehmer, owner of Tiger Media, LLC, which publishes the Webster County Citizen.

Serving as a de facto member of the local EEZ board is Seymour City Administrator Hillary Gintz, representing the city of Seymour.

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