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


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 


  • 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
  • Kristin K. Clark, 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: 2026
  • Greg Ballein, Property/Business Interest
    Term Expires: 2026
  • Ron Bacon, Mayor (Bylaws)
  • Randy Talifarro, Executive Secretary, Interim 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.