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:

Janet Strong
Chairman (Alley T's Promotional Products)
Kimberly Hodge Vice-Chair (Daily Living Home Care)
Marci Browne Secretary Treasurer (America's Choice Realty)
Deb Vusich Member (Burford Plumbing & Heating)
Kevin Collison Member (Commercial Bank)
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
Jamey Conn
DDA Coordinator
City Manager

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


City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority

Meeting Schedule for 2020


The regular meetings of the City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority will be held quarterly on the second Monday of each month listed at 12:00 noon in the Council Chambers located at Ithaca City Hall, 129 W. Emerson Street, Ithaca, Michigan 48847.


2020 Meeting Dates


















*Meetings held in June and September will dedicate a portion of the agenda for public information as required by the State of Michigan, which allows
 the public to be informed and provide input on the goals and direction of the DDA, including projects to be undertaken in the coming year. 


Business to be considered by the Downtown Development Authority and placed on the agenda must be done so by no later than 12:00 PM noon on the Wednesday preceding the meeting.  Public comments are a normal agenda item and if unable to attend, public comments may be submitted in writing prior to any meeting. 

By Laws of the Ithaca Downtown Development Authority                                                                                 

The DDA is a component unit of the City of Ithaca.  Financial information can be accessed here:  Accounting and Financial Reports

Current Year Board Meeting Minutes

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