Downtown Development Authority
What Is the 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.
Who We Are.
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.
|Area||Board Member||Term Expires|
|Coolidge||Andrew Agbay||July 2022|
|Administration||Matt Baumgarten (Secretary)||City Manager - N/A|
|Twelve Mile||Donna Dirkse||July 2024|
|At-Large||Scott Francis||July 2023|
|Coolidge||Andrew Gilbert (Chairperson)||July 2024|
|Twelve Mile||Christine Gross||July 2023|
|Twelve Mile||Vacant||July 2025|
|At-Large||Matteo Passalacqua||July 2024|
|At-Large||Ashley Poirier||July 2022|
|Twelve Mile||Razur Rahman||July 2022|
|Twelve Mile||Brian Zifkin||July 2023|
Council Liaison: Steve Baker
Executive Director: Currently Hiring!
DDA Contact Number: 248-658-3353
When Can You Attend a Meeting?
Meeting Time: 8:30 AM
Meeting Location: 2nd Floor Public Safety Conference Room, 2395 Twelve Mile Road
2021 Meeting Dates:
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.