EDC / TIFA / BRA

About

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) / Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) / Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) are governed by a nine-member board appointed by the Mayor and subject to confirmation of the City Council. Members are appointed to six year terms.  These three Boards were combined to facilitate and coordinate the work of improving and redeveloping properties throughout the City for the betterment of its residents and businesses.

Economic Development Corporation (EDC)

The EDC promotes, facilitates, and implements plans and projects that support economic and business development through programs and public improvement projects that create economic opportunity, provide entrepreneurial support, and preserve property values. 

The EDC reviews tax incentive requests received by the administration and provides a recommendation to the Westland City Council for consideration at a public meeting of the Council.   It is the legislative body that administers the Tax Increment Finance and Brownfield Redevelopment Authorities.  Members of the EDC also make up and serve as the Board of Directors for the Tax Increment Finance Authority and the Brownfield Redevelopment Authority.

  1. Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)
  2. Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA)

Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)

The TIFA was established pursuant to PA 250 which allows for the establishment of a special tax district in which revenue resulting from increases in the assessed value of the area containing a new development is diverted from the various taxing jurisdictions and used for financing of public improvements to support future development in the district. The TIFA establishes a development plan and an associated financing plan in order to encourage economic development within the district.

Area of District

The TIFA district includes an area of the City bordered by N. Newburgh to the west, Ford Rd. to the south, Central City Parkway to the north, and Wayne Rd. to the east.  The TIFA Aerial Map (PDF) shows the specific parcels that are included in the TIFA district.

By-Laws

View the Current TIFA By-Laws (PDF)

Budget

View Most Recent TIFA Budget (PDF) | View All Budgets

Plan and Amendments

View Most Recent TIFA Amendment (PDF) | View All Amendments and Original Plan

Accomplishments and Progress Reports

View Most Recent TIFA Progress Report (PDF) | View All Reports

Contracts

View All TIFA Contracts

Members

  • Aubrey Berman, City Liaison

  • William Ziemba, Chair
    Term expires: December 4, 2022
  • James Allen
    Term expires: February 21, 2022
  • Scott Catallo
    Term expires: January 22, 2024
  • Vacant
    Term expires: September 18, 2021
  • Gretchen Heincke
    Term expires: February 5, 2022
  • Matt Miller
    Term expires: May 4, 2025
  • Matthew Tyranski
    Term expires: November 15, 2026
  • Vacant
    Term expires: July 16, 2024
  • Vacant
    Term expires: March 19, 2023

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
EDC Age BreakdownEDC Ethnicity Breakdown
Gender Breakdown
Geography Breakdown
EDC Gender BreakdownEDC Geography Breakdown

Meetings

The board meets the second Tuesday 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.
View Most Recent Agendas and Minutes (PDF) | View All Agendas and Minutes