Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

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)
  • Bill Mansfield
    Term expires: 2016
  • Douglas Jester, Vice-Chair
    Term expires: 2018
  • Peter Dewan, Chair
    Term expires: 2017
  • Brad Ballein
    Term expires: 2018
  • Lynsey Clayton
    Term expires: 2016

  • Colin Cronin
    Term expires: 2018
  • David Krause
    Term expires: 2016
  • Eric Rosekrans
    Term expires: 2016
  • James Croom, Treasurer
    Term expires: 2017
  • Mark S. Meadows, Mayor
  • George Lahanas, Executive Secretary
City Staff
Staff Resource: Lori Mullins, Community & Economic Development Administrator

Apply for a Vacancy
Submit a Board / Commission Application (PDF) to apply for an appointment to the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.