Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) develops programs and projects which are aimed at improving downtown East Lansing including new business development, business recruitment and retention, downtown beautification, public improvements, marketing and promotion. Members must consist of commissioners that own or manage commercial property in the downtown and one member who lives within the DDA District.

DDA Committees


  • Meetings take place the fourth Thursday of every month @ noon
  • City Hall
    Conference Room A
    410 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823
Downtown Development Authority Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes (prior to August 27, 2015)


  • Jeff Kusler
    Term expires: 2020
  • Mike Krueger
    Term expires: 2019
  • Eric Sudol, East Lansing Marriott
    Term expires: 2020
  • Lynsey Little Clayton
    Term expires: 2020
  • Peter Dewan, Chair
    Term expires: 2021
  • James Croom, Vice Chair Term expires: 2021
  • Jill Rhode
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Luke Hackney
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Greg Ballein
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Mark S. Meadows, Mayor
  • George Lahanas, Executive Secretary

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a 
Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Downtown Development Authority.