Somerset Relocation & Development Corporation (SRDC)
The SRDC (Somerset Relocation & Development Corporation) exists to maintain and support the functioning of the town assets which include a community building, 2 parks, and the fire station. With no town offices, the 7 elected SRDC board members serve as the "governing" body to guide improvement projects, plan events, and plan for Somerset's future.
Somerset is a wonderful community. Neighbors truly care about one another and it is a great place to raise kids and make lifetime friends. When Somerset "moved up on the hill" from where it was located on the river in the early '60's, the SRDC received income from lot sales which helped build and maintain the amenities. However, there is no more land to sell. We, the SRDC, need your ongoing help to support your facilities. It costs us a minimum of $7,000 each and every year to maintain the facilities and amenities we own.
Fundraising is the only significant way for the Somerset (SRDC) to continue operations of our facilities and amenities. If you love Somerset, appreciate our facilities, and are in a financial position to help, we ask you to consider annual support and contributing to "one-time" and special projects.
Donations can be made in two ways. The first is tax deductible. The second is not. A tax deductible gift can be made through the Community Foundation of Wabash County by clicking on the link below and selecting the Somerset Preservation Fund. You can also designate a specific project by (i.e playground, furnace) in the blank space. Checks can also be mailed directly to the Community Foundation which can marked in the memo Somerset Preservation Fund. which can be mailed to them at 105 W. 2nd St., Suite 100, North Manchester, IN 46962. If writing a check, please earmark the project that you would like to support.
The second way is a non tax deductible donation which can be mailed directly to the Somerset Relocation and Development Corporation. Checks can be directed to SRDC, P.O. Box 33, Somerset, In 46984. In the memo please earmark the project you would like to support. Donations are also accepted via Paypal.
We have received many generous gifts and donations from the Somerset Lion's Club and community residents over the years. We also received additional income from the United Fund of Wabash County, ($1,000), the Waltz township trustee ($1,000- $2,000 annually,) and rental income from the Community building ($100/day it is rented).
Thank you for considering supporting our cause!
Community Projects & Volunteer Opportunities
We are often looking for volunteers to support the growth and improvement of our community. Contact a board member today to learn more. Typical projects include:
Park clean up
Community Building Seasonal Cleaning
Fund Raising Events
Community Building Maintenance Projects
Somerset Community Building | 7:00 pm
2nd Monday, every other month
Annual Meeting: November
*Check the Upcoming Events for date*
All persons who own real estate in town are considered to be members and are entitled to one vote at the annual board meeting at the community building. A seven person board of directors runs each meeting. Current members are Jay Driskill, Larry Wente, Gary DeGrandchamp, Patrick Kelly, Olivia Moreno, and Von Moore. Each board member is elected to a 3 year term with three members being replaced one year and two members the following year and two members the year after. Susan Peebles, Jay Driskill, and Larry Wente's terms will be up for re-election in November 2021. An annual meeting is held each year in November on the third Thursday of the month.