Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

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Under Public Act 381 of 1996, as amended, the City of East Lansing has formed a Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA). The purpose of the BRA is to assist development projects that face economic challenges due to environmental constraints.

Environmental constraints range from the presence of toxic and hazardous substances to functionally obsolete and blighted properties. Assistance is provided though tax increment financing and/or Michigan Single Business Tax (SBT) credits. This policy has been created to provide a framework for assessing and approving brownfield projects. Independent of the city’s policy, the City of East Lansing remains subject to all requirements of Public Act 381.

The BRA consists of 11 members who serve four-year terms and meet monthly.


Brownfield Redevelopment 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 2015)


  • James Croom, Vice Chair
      Term expires: 2021
  • Peter Dewan, Chairman
      Term expires: 2021
  • VACANCY (DDA resident)
  • Luke Hackney
      Term expires: 2022
  • Greg Ballein
      Term expires: 2022

  • Jeffrey J. Smith
  •   Term expires: 2024
  • Mike Krueger, Treasurer 
      Term expires: 2023
  • Reuben Levinsohn
      Term expires: 2024
  • Kristin K. Clark
     Term expires: 2024
  • Aaron Stephens, Mayor
  • George Lahanas, Executive Secretary

TIF Policy and Administrative Procedures

BRA Administrative Procedures (PDF)
TIF Policy Resolution (PDF)

City Staff

Staff Resource: Thomas Fehrenbach, Community and Economic Development Administrator
Council Liaison: Mayor Aaron Stephens

Apply for a Vacancy

Submit a Board / Commission Application to apply for an appointment to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.