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)


  • James Croom, Treasurer
       Term expires: 2017
  • Peter Dewan
      Term expires: 2017
  • Brad Ballein
      Term expires: 2018
  • Colin Cronin
      Term expires: 2018
  • Douglas Jester
      Term expires: 2018

  • Jeffrey Kusler
  •   Term expires: 2020
  • Tricia Foster
      Term expires: 2020
  • Eric Sudol
      Term expires: 2020
  • Lindsey Clayton
     Term expires: 2020
  • 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.