Downtown Development Authority

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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.

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.

Click here to learn more about the Coolidge Road Complete Streets project.

The DDA meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.

Board Member  Term Expires
 Andrew Agbay  July 2022
 Matt Baumgarten (Secretary)  Standing member
 Donna Dirkse  July 2024
 Petro Drakopoulos  July 2021
Ashley Poirer
 July 2022
 Scott Francis  July 2023
 Andrew Gilbert (Chairperson)  July 2024
 Christine Gross  July 2023
 Mitchell Moses (Treasurer)  July 2021
 Matteo Passalacqua  July 2024
 Razur Rahman  July 2022
 Wayne Wudyka  July 2021
 Brian Zifkin  July 2023

Council Liaison: Steve Baker
Staff Liason: Matt Baumgarten

Executive Director:
Jennifer Finney


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


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