Downtown Development Authority


The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is governed by an 11-member board appointed by the Mayor and subject to the approval of City Council. Members are appointed to four-year terms. Members must reside, work or have ownership interest in property within the DDA District. The DDA promotes and facilitates plans that result in continued development, redevelopment, revitalization, and/or reuse of properties within the DDA district boundaries.

Area of District

The district includes all of Ford Rd. and the area of Wayne Rd. from Ford Rd. to Glenwood as shown on the DDA District Map.


  • Mayor Michael P. Londeau

  • Robert Kelly, Chair
    Term expires: October 19, 2024
  • Ralph Cabildo
    Term expires: February 19, 2026
  • Vacant
    Term expires: 
  • Jason Freese
    Term expires: July 18, 2025
  • Sharon Scott
    Term expires: February 23, 2024
  • Aubrey Merhib, City Liaison

  • Anita Murray
    Term expires: November 2, 2023
  • Jack Rea
    Term expires: October 1, 2023
  • Hassan Saab
    Term expires: September 17, 2026
  • Vacant
    Term expires: 
  • Aaron Brown
    Term expires: May 17, 2025

Desired Skills

  • Business and Real Estate Development / Marketing Background
  • Banking / Finance Background
  • Tax / Finance Law Background
  • Architecture Background
  • Commercial Business Management Background

Diversity Breakdown

The information provided in the charts below and under each individual Board or Commission was self reported and the City does not warrant the accuracy of the information.

Age Breakdown
Ethnicity Breakdown
DDA Age BreakdownDDA Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender Breakdown
Geography Breakdown
DDA Gender BreakdownDDA Geography Breakdown

Accomplishments and Progress

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The DDA meets on the fourth Thursday of each month.
View the Boards and Commission Calendar for meeting information.

Agendas & Minutes

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