Downtown Development Authority

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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.

Board Member  Term Expires
 Vivian Carmody (DDA Executive Director)  
 Donna Dirkse  July 2020
 Petro Drakopoulos  July 2021
 Lawrence Gallagher  July 2019
 Andrew Gilbert  July 2020
 Alanda Knox  July 2019
 Mitchell Moses (Treasurer)  July 2021
 Robert Onesko (DDA Chair)  July 2018
 Matteo Passalacqua (Secretary)  July 2020
 Dottie Pop  July 2018
 Wayne Wudyka  July 2021
 Bryan Schnicker  July 2019

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.


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