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 at noon
  • LOCATION UPDATE (7/22/21): Please note that in-person DDA meetings have been moved to the MSU Broad Art Lab, 565 E. Grand River Ave., Ste. 1, until further notice. View the revised 2021 meeting schedule (PDF).
Downtown Development Authority Seal

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.
View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 

Request for Qualifications/Proposals - Refuse Services

The City of East Lansing is seeking the services of a professional firm to provide the refuse collection for both commercial and residential properties located in the 100, 200, 300, 400 and 500 block of Albert Avenue and East Grand River Avenue in downtown East Lansing. The professional services are needed beginning on January 1, 2022. For additional information, view the Request for Qualifications/Proposals.


  • Jeffrey J. Smith, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • Mike Krueger, Chair, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2023
  • Kristin K. Clark, Treasurer, At-Large Member
    Term expires: 2024
  • Reuben Levinsohn, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • Robert Aydukovic, At-Large Member
    Term Expires: 2025
  • Justin Hewson
    Term expires: 2025 
  • Jacqueline Babcock, DDA Resident
    Term expires: 2022
  • Luke Hackney, Vice Chair Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Greg Ballein, Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2022
  • Ron Bacon, 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.