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 Tuesday of March, May, August and November at 10:30 a.m. 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

March 12, 2024- Meeting is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 16, 2024.


The meeting date for the Regular Meeting of the City of Ithaca Downtown Development Authority, to be held on March 12, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. has been changed. The meeting will be held on Tuesday, April 16, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. The meetings of the DDA Board are located at City Hall, 129 W Emerson St., Ithaca, MI.

Shelly Moffit
DDA Coordinator

*May 14, 2024

*August 13, 2024

November 12, 2024

At the Tuesday, December 12, 2023 DDA Meeting, the Board passed a motion to revise the 2024 DDA Meeting dates to the second Tuesday of March, May, August, and November and set the Meeting time to 10:30 a.m. at city hall located at 129 W. Emerson Street, Ithaca Michigan 48847 

*Meetings held in May and August 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

 May  14, 2024 at 10:30 a.m.
August 13, 2024 at 10:30 a.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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