Downtown Development Authority

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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


Downtown Development Authority Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas, Minutes & Video Meeting Coverage | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 

Public Hearing Notices
public hearing (PDF) will be held electronically by the East Lansing Downtown Development Authority on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at 12 p.m. to consider the property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget. For the purposes of the hearing, it shall be assumed that the tax rate will be 1.7007 mills. A copy of the budget is available for public inspection at The budget is also posted for public inspection on the front entrance door of East Lansing City Hall 410 Abbot Road, East Lansing, MI 48823.


  • Jeffrey J. Smith, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • Mike Krueger, Treasurer, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2023
  • Kristin K. Clark, At-Large Member
    Term expires: 2024
  • Peter Dewan, Chair, At-Large Member
    Term expires: 2021
  • James Croom, Vice Chair, At-Large Member
    Term expires: 2021
  • Reuben Levinsohn, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024

  • Jacqueline Babcock, DDA Resident
    Term expires: 2022
  • Luke Hackney, Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Greg Ballein, Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Aaron Stephens, Mayor (Bylaws)
  • George Lahanas, Executive Secretary, City Manager/Property Interest

City Staff

Apply for a Vacancy

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