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, with the exception of November and December, which will take place on the third Thursday at noon. 
  • East Lansing Hannah Community Center
    819 Abbot Road
    East Lansing, MI 48823
  • UPDATE (3/8/22): Please note that the DDA has temporarily moved its meeting location to the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. View the Temporary Meeting Location Change Notice (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 

Public Hearings

  • The DDA will hold a public hearing on Thursday, April 28 at 12 p.m. at the East Lansing Hannah Community Center, 819 Abbot Road. The property tax millage rate proposed to be levied to support the proposed budget will be the subject of this public hearing. View the public hearing notice (PDF).


  • 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.