The Downtown Development Authority Board

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 regular meetings of the City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority will be held quarterly on the second Monday of April, June, September and December at 12:00 noon in the Council Chambers located at Ithaca City Hall, 129 W. Emerson Street, Ithaca, Michigan 48847.

There is 1 Board Member vacancy.
If you are a resident in the DDA District and are interested in filling this vacancy on the Board
see the Boards & Commissions page for details and application.

The DDA Board

     Member            Term Expires             Position

• Kimberly Hodge         6/30/26                 Vice-Chair (Daily Living Home Care)

• Marci Browne             6/30/26                 Secretary/Treasurer (America's Choice Realty)

• Deb Vusich                 6/30/27                 Member (Burford Plumbing & Heating)

• Kevin Collison            6/30/27                 Member (Commercial Bank)

• Janet Strong              6/30/24                 Chair (Alley T)

• Shelly Betancourt      6/30/24                  Member (Center for Women's Health)

• Jared Macha              6/30/25                 Member (Isabella Bank)

• Vacant                        6/30/25                 Member (Resident)

• Brett Baublitz              Nov 2023             Member Ex-Officio (Mayor)

City Staff

• Shelly Moffit                   DDA Coordinator

•Jamey Conn                    City Manager


Meeting Dates

April 10, 2023

*June 12, 2023-Rescheduled for June 26, 2023

*September 11, 2023 The September 11th meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, September 12th at 9:30am.

December 11, 2023 The December 11th meeting has been rescheduled for Tuesday, December 12th at 9:00am.

*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.

Public Notice
City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority District and Interested Parties

 The City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority will hold Informational Meetings on

 June 12, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.
September 11, 2023 at 12:00 p.m.

 The purpose of these meetings is to inform, discuss and take comments from the public of the goals
and direction of the authority, including projects to be undertaken in the coming year.

If unable to attend, written comments may be submitted to the DDA Coordinator at: or mailed to DDA Coordinator at 129 W. Emerson St., Ithaca, MI  48847

Shelly Moffit
DDA Coordinator

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

Contact the DDA

To Contact the DDA Coordinator Shelly Moffit call 989-875-3200 or email by using the form to the right.

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