Downtown Development Authority & Downtown Economic Growth Authority

Next date: Monday, August 19, 2024 | 03:00 PM to 05:00 PM

This Downtown Development Authority (DDA) Board is the governing body of a special purpose local authority established to halt deterioration and to foster development of the downtown business area. These activities are funded by revenue from a Tax Increment Financing (TIF) district and a 2 mill tax levy on property in the Downtown Development District.

The Downtown Economic Growth Authority (DEGA) Board was established by the Kalamazoo City Commission in October 2018 under the Corridor Improvement Authority (CIA) Act. Downtown authorities are designed to be catalysts in the development of a community’s downtown district and to assist with funding improvements along commercial corridors. Under the Act the DEGA Board has the authority to create a development plan, mapping out specific investments and improvements to be made within its boundaries, and to create a tax increment financing (TIF) plan identifying funding mechanisms.

A majority of the members must have an interest in property located in the downtown district, and the mayor is an ex-officio member. At least one member must be a resident of the downtown district. Members serve four-year terms, limited to two consecutive terms with a four-year break.

The DEGA Board meets on the third Monday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Main Conference Room at Community Planning & Economic Development, located at 245 N. Rose Street. In 2024, the DDA board will meet jointly with the DEGA board at its March 18 and November 18 meetings. 

Downtown Development Authority Bylaws(PDF, 74KB)
Downtown Economic Growth Authority Bylaws(PDF, 118KB)

Current Members:  
Susan Lindemann, Chair  
Jeff Breneman, Vice Chair  
Stephanie Hinman, Treasurer  
Matt Hollander, Secretary  
Curtis Aardema  
David Anderson  
Kwame Gyimah  
Jessica Thompson  
Clarence Lloyd  
Meghan Behymer, Downtown Coordinator City of Kalamazoo Staff Liaison  

 

When

  • Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
  • Monday, December 12, 2022 | 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM
  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, March 20, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, April 17, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, May 15, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, July 17, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, August 21, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, September 18, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, October 16, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, November 20, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, December 18, 2023 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Tuesday, January 16, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, February 19, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, March 18, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, April 15, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, May 20, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, June 17, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, August 19, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, September 16, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, October 21, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, November 18, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, December 16, 2024 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Monday, January 20, 2025 | 03:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Location

Community Planning & Economic Development, 245 N Rose Street, Suite 100, Kalamazoo, 49007, View Map

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