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|
|| Timothy Barnes
|| July 2025
|Administration||Matt Baumgarten (Secretary)||City Manager - N/A|
|Twelve Mile||Donna Dirkse||July 2024|
|Coolidge||Jenna Hance||July 2025|
|At-Large||Scott Francis||July 2023|
|| Andrew Gilbert (Chairperson)
|| July 2024
|Twelve Mile||Christine Gross||July 2023|
|At-Large||Matteo Passalacqua||July 2024|
|At-Large||Ashley Poirier||July 2026|
|At-Large||Brian Zifkin||July 2023|
|Coolidge||Uli Laczkovich||July 2026|
|Coolidge||Desiree Power-Dutcher||July 2025|
* 1 Vacant Position Opening *
Council Liaison: Steve Baker
Executive Director: Mike McGuinness
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
2022 Meeting Dates:
- January 12
- February 9
- March 10
- April 13
- May 11
- June 8
- July 13
- August 10
- September 14
- October 12
- November 9
- December 14