Downtown Development Authority

Apply Now: Downtown Development Area Citizens Council

If you live in the Downtown Midland district and care about the future of this area, we encourage you to apply for the DDA's Development Area Citizens Council (DACC).

In accordance with Michigan Public Act 57 of 2018, this body will review updates to the Downtown Midland Strategic Development and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan. Adoption of the new Plan is anticipated in 2024.

The DACC will have up to nine (9) members and will hold no more than three meetings to review and discuss the Plan. It will dissolve at the end of its third meeting (or sooner if the findings and recommendations concerning the proposed development plan are complete). Meetings will take place in late February and early March.

Applicant Requirements

All applicants must be a resident of Downtown Midland and be at least 18 years of age. Applicants will be interviewed and selected via appointment to the city manager with a confirming vote by the Midland City Council.

Applications will be accepted through Friday, February 2. Click the button below to apply.

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Downtown Development Authority Board

Agendas & Minutes

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Board Application Form

Downtown Development Authority Application (PDF)


The DDA Board of Directors shall be appointed by Midland's City Manager subject to approval by the Midland City Council. Not less than a majority of the members shall be persons having an interest in property located in the downtown district. The Board shall consist of the chief executive officer of the City of Midland (City Manager) and 12 members. Appointments to fill a vacancy shall be made by the City Manager for the unexpired term only.

Current Authority Members

NameAppointedTerm Expires
Selina Crosby Harris
Tenure of Office
Brad Kaye07/15/15Tenure of Office
Jim Malek12/17/1805/01/23
Robert "Bo" Brines05/12/0305/01/23
Marty McGuire03/10/0805/01/24
Bobbie Arnold11/25/1305/01/24
Dave Kell01/07/1305/01/25
Paul Barbeau01/07/1305/01/25
Jonathan Lauderbach05/18/1505/01/26
Kevin Scorsone02/14/2205/01/24
Chris Moultrup07/27/2005/01/26
Britney Hyde05/09/2205/01/25
Tony Stamas05/09/2205/01/26

About the Board

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a body created under authority of P.A. 197 of 1975, as amended, for the purposes of preventing deterioration in business districts, to create and implement development plans, to issue bonds, and to utilize tax increment financing. The Midland DDA is a department of the City of Midland.

Click here to read the TIF District PA 57 Annual Report for the Downtown Development Authority #1. (PDF) 

Click here to read the TIF District PA 57 Annual Report for the Downtown Development Authority #2 (PDF)