Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authority
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https://downtownalpenami.us
Primary Contact:
Anne Gentry, Executive Director
Community Development Building
124 E. Chisholm Street
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone: 989.356.6422
Fax: 989.356.3999
Email: anneg@alpena.mi.us


City of Alpena Primary Contact: 

Rachel Smolinski
City Manager
208 N. First Avenue
Alpena, MI 49707
Phone:  989.354.1711
Fax: 989.354.1709
Email: rachels@alpena.mi.us

Appointee Name Office

Term 

Appointed
By
Date
Appointed
Expires
Anne Gentry Ex. Director        
Rachel Smolinski City Manager Term of Office  PA 197.10.75    
Todd Britton   4 Years Mayor 08/01/2011 08/01/2023
Jennifer Calery    4 Years Mayor 10/01/2020 10/01/2024 
Michael Mahler Chairman 4 Years Mayor 11/17/2008 11/01/2024
Joanna Cooper   4 Years Mayor 09/18/2017 09/20/2025
Corey Canute    4 Years Mayor 10/01/2020  10/01/2024 
Griffin James   4 Years Mayor 10/15/2018 10/15/2022
Cristi Johnson    4 Years Mayor 10/01/2020  10/01/2024 
Matt Wojda   4 Years Mayor 10/01/2010 08/01/2022

Board Description
The Downtown Development Authority Mission, as established by Public Act 197 of 1975 is: To correct and prevent deterioration in the established DDA district, to encourage historic preservation, to acquire and dispose of interests in real and personal property, to create and implement development plans in the district, and to promote the economic growth of the district. The goal of the DDA is to implement positive economic and aesthetic changes in downtown Alpena according to the National Main Street Program through a 4 committee structure. Each committee reports to the DDA board.

How can I become a member of this Board?
Contact the DDA Executive Director for an application and additional information.