Downtown Development Authority

Organization in Charge of This Board 

Downtown Grand Rapids Inc.

About the Board

Here's a quick look at the Downtown Development Authority:

  • Helps in eliminating causes for building deterioration in Downtown's buildings
  • Promotes economic growth for the Downtown Grand Rapids Area
  • Aides in increasing property tax value

 

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  • 13 members
  • The Mayor appoints 4 members
  • The City Commission appoints 6 members
  • The City Manager appoints 3 members 

Residency Requirement
At least one member must be a resident of Downtown if the Downtown District has 100 or more people residing in it.

Term Limits
Each member's term is for 4 years. There is no term limit, so you can serve an unlimited number of terms.

Compensation
There's no compensation for being a member of this board.

Luis Avila 

Mayoral Appointment
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023 

Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends:1/6/2020
 

Kayem Dunn

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020
 

Jermale Eddie

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 3 Resident
Term Ends:1/6/2020

Brian Harris, Chairperson

Mayoral Appointment
Non-Resident
Term Ends: 1/6/2020

Diana Sieger

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/4/2021 

Jim Talen

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends: 1/2/2023

Richard A. Winn 

Mayoral Appointment
Ward 2 Resident
Term Ends:1/2/2023 

 Vacancy

Mayoral Appointment
Term Ends: 1/3/2022