Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in accordance with Act 57 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 2018, ensures the correction and prevention of deterioration in the 'downtown district' of Berkley, the encouragement of historic preservation, the creation and implementation of development plans in the downtown district and the promotion of economic growth.
The DDA board of trustees consists of the Berkley City Manager and 12 directors. Four of the 12 directors are business or property owners on 12 Mile, four are business or property owners on Coolidge, and four are at large — meaning they have no direct business interest in the DDA District.The DDA meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.
|Board Member||Term Expires|
|Andrew Agbay||July 2022|
|Matt Baumgarten (Secretary)||Standing member|
|Donna Dirkse||July 2020|
|Petro Drakopoulos||July 2021|
| Jennifer Finney
|Scott Francis||July 2023|
|Andrew Gilbert (Chairperson)||July 2020|
|Christine Gross||July 2023|
|Mitchell Moses (Treasurer)||July 2021|
|Matteo Passalacqua||July 2020|
|Razur Rahman||July 2022|
|Wayne Wudyka||July 2021|
|Brian Zifkin||July 2023|
|Maggie Gabel - Berkley High School ex officio member|
|Eli Hurwitz - Berkley High School ex officio member|
Council liaison: Steve Baker
To view the enabling legislation surrounding the DDA, click here. To view the DDA's By-Laws, click here. To view DDA meeting agendas and minutes, click here. Questions or comments for the authority can be directed to DDA Executive Director Vivian Carmody at email@example.com.