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Meeting location: Downtown Development Authority, 150 S. 5th Ave.

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Person Name TitleStart DateEnd DateWeb SiteAppointed By
Darren McKinnon  8/19/2016 5/31/2020   Christopher Taylor
Howard S. Lazarus  
Ex Officio
12/19/2016 12/31/2099    
Jessica Letaw  1/8/2018 5/31/2021   Christopher Taylor
Joan Lowenstein Citizen at-large
*term end date corrected in compliance with MCL 125.1654(1)
8/6/2007 5/31/2019    
John H. Mouat Chair
*term end date corrected in compliance with MCL 125.1654(1)
9/4/2007 5/31/2019   John Hieftje
Keith Orr Downtown Business Owner Rep.11/6/2008 5/31/2020   John Hieftje
Marie Klopf Downtown Business Owner Rep.3/16/2015 5/31/2021   Christopher Taylor
Phil Weiss Downtown Business Owner Rep.6/1/2015 5/31/2019   Christopher Taylor
Rishi Narayan Downtown Business Owner Rep.
*term end date corrected in compliance with MCL 125.1654(1)
8/19/2013 5/31/2021   John Hieftje
Robert Guenzel  8/16/2010 5/31/2022   John Hieftje

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
Established by Title 1, Chapter 7 of the City Code, adopted May 10, 1982 and amended on September 15, 2003.
Bylaws amended May 3, 2010 by R-10-133

To implement the public improvements program outlined in the Downtown Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing Plan adopted by City Council on November 22, 1982. The DDA has authority granted to it by Public Act No. 197 of 1975, as amended. The overall goal of the Authority is to undertake public improvements and other activities that have the greatest impact in strengthening the downtown area and attracting new private investments to the DDA area.

Special Qualifications for Appointment
Qualifications are set by MCL 125.1654

Meeting Times and Frequency
This is a permanent committee that meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month, at noon, 150 S. 5th Ave., 3rd floor.

Membership/Committee Composition
Members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council
12 members, 4-year staggered terms

  • The City Administrator or Mayor
  • At least one DDA district resident
  • At least six persons who have an interest in property located in the district or are officers, members, trustees, principals, or employees of a legal entity having an interest in property in the district
  • Up to four at-large members

Contact Info
Susan Pollay, DDA Executive Director
150 S. Fifth Ave., Suite 301
Ann Arbor, MI 48104