Downtown Development Authority
The Downtown Development Authority (DDA), in accordance with Act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1975, 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.The DDA meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 8:30 am at the Berkley Public Library, 3155 Coolidge Hwy.
Click here to view the DDA's powerpoint presentation to the City Council on proposed design guidelines for the downtown commercial district.
Click here if you want to comment on the proposal to restripe Coolidge Road.
|Board Member||Term Expires|
|Andrew Agbay||July 2022|
|Matt Baumgarten (Secretary)||Standing member|
|Vivian Carmody (DDA Executive Director)||Standing member|
|Donna Dirkse||July 2020|
|Petro Drakopoulos||July 2021|
| Jennifer Finney
|Lawrence Gallagher||July 2019|
|Andrew Gilbert (Chairperson)||July 2020|
|Alanda Knox||July 2019|
|Mitchell Moses (Treasurer)||July 2021|
|Matteo Passalacqua||July 2020|
|Razur Rahman||July 2022|
|Bryan Schnicker||July 2019|
|Wayne Wudyka||July 2021|
|Maggie Gabel - Berkley High School ex officio member|
|Eli Hurwitz - Berkley High School ex officio member|
Council liaison: Steve Baker
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. If you have any questions or comments regarding the DDA, please contact Vivian Carmody at 248-658-3350.