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    Authority City Code Sec. 1.901 et. seq.
    MSA 5.3010(1) et. seq.
    MCLA 125.1651 et. seq.
    The Authority acts in the best interest of the City to help eliminate property deterioration, to increase property tax valuation where possible in the City's business district, to eliminate the causes of deterioration, and to promote economic growth.  The Authority is under the supervision and control of a Board of nine (9) members consisting of the Mayor and eight (8) other members.  At least five (5) of the members must have a financial interest in a downtown business or property within the district.  More DDA info - Map of Downtown
    Appointment Members are appointed by the Mayor with approval of the City Commission on the first Monday of January.
    Residency requirement At least one member must be a resident of the downtown district if the downtown district has 100 or more persons residing in it.
    Term Each member's term is for four (4) years.  Membership is not subject to the Service Limitation Policy.
    Meetings The Board meets in Conference Room 601 of City Hall at 8:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of each month.
    Current Annual Meeting Schedule
    Agendas and Minutes.
    Compensation None.
    Liaison Kristopher Larson, Executive Director, 456-3034

    ​Current members & term end
    Kayem Dunn​
    Dr. Wendy Falb​
    Jane Gietzen​
    ​Brian Harris
    ​Mayor George K. Heartwell
    Elissa Sangalli-Hillary​
    ​Jim Talen
    Richard A. Winn ​
    Diana Sieger


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