Downtown Development Authority


DDA Information

The Ithaca Downtown Development Authority meets quarterly on the second Monday at 12:00 p.m. at the City of Ithaca Municipal Building, 129 West Emerson Street.

You can view the meeting schedule as well as other information here.

The Ithaca Downtown Development Authority, or DDA, is an organization of the city of Ithaca charged with the development, revitalization, and promotion of the city’s downtown commercial core. The DDA works to invest in capital improvements to the downtown area, creating an attractive and vibrant town center.

The Downtown Development Authority works in conjunction with goals and objectives established in the City’s Master Plan and the Downtown Development Authority.

The Downtown Development Authority Board includes:

Lilly Smith
Chairman (Ithaca Therapeutic Massage)
Kevin Collison Vice-Chair (Commercial Bank)
Marci Browne Secretary Treasurer (America's Choice Realty)
Janet Strong Member (Alley Ts Promotional Products)
Kimberly Hodge Member (Daily Living Home Care)
Shelly Betancourt Member (Center for Women's Health) 
Alice Schafer Member Ex-Officio (Mayor)
Kristyn Roethlisberger Member (Resident)
Rhonda Endter Member (The County Seat Coffeehouse & Gifts)
City Staff:
Shelly Moffit
Chris Yonker
DDA Coordinator
City Manager

 To contact the Ithaca Downtown Development Authority, please call (989) 875-3200
 or email


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By Laws of the Ithaca Downtown Development Authority                                                                                 

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