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.


  • 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. 
  • Meetings are held in the 300 Room at the MSU Innovation Center, 325 E. Grand River Ave.
  • View the 2024 Meeting Schedule (PDF)
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Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.

View Agendas & Minutes | View Agendas & Minutes Archives 


  • Mike Krueger, Chair, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2027
  • Luke Hackney, Vice Chair Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2026
  • Jeffrey J. Smith, Treasurer, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • David Ledebuhr, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • Reuben Levinsohn, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2024
  • Robert Aydukovic, At-Large Member
    Term Expires: 2025
  • Justin Hewson, Property/Business Interest
    Term expires: 2025 
  • Jacqueline Babcock, DDA Resident
    Term expires: 2026
  • Greg Ballein, Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2026
  • Mayor George Brookover (Bylaws)
  • Robert Belleman, 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.