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Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Charged with formulating policy and planning public improvements to spur development in Buchanan's central business district, state law has established DDA's as the prime vehicle for promoting economic development in downtown areas across Michigan. Examples of possible DDA activities include the formulation of downtown development, parking, beautification plans, the conducting of market studies, promotion of special events, and technical assistance to downtown businesses to help them remain competitive in today's economy.

The DDA works closely with other community development groups, Chamber of Commerce, Common Committee, Farmers Market Board, Preservation Society, Friends of McCoy's Creek Trail Committee and the Buchanan Garden Club.

DDA Budget 2018-2019

DDA Budget 2017-2018

DDA Audit Activity 2018

DDA Audit Activity 2017

State of Michigan City Audit Information  2004-Present

DDA Amended TIF Plan of 2015

DDA Original TIF Plan of 1984

Act 57 - The Recodified Tax Increment Financing Act of 2018

DDA Meeting Minutes and Agendas

Number of Members: 9
Term: 4 years staggered
Meetings: Second Wednesday of each month, 6:30 p.m. at City Hall

Current Members:

  • Vacant
  • Vacant
  • Cameron Downey
    Commission Representative
  • William Marx, Director
  • Patricia Moore
    Commission Representative
  • Heidi Ott-Burks, Treasurer
  • Joe Paolucci, Chairperson
  • Cyndi Roberts
  • Penny Slocum-Correa
  • Fran Terry
    Chamber of Commerce President


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