Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment

Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment

City of Alpena Primary Contact:
Planning, Development, and Zoning Director - Montiel Birmingham
Phone: 989.354.1771
Fax: 989.354.1709

Rachel Smolinski - City Manager
Phone: 989.354.1711
Fax: 989.354.1709

Next AABR Meeting: May 14, 2024 at 3:00 in Council Chambers. Click HERE for the packet.

Appointee Name

Office Term Appointing
Date Appointed Date Term Expires
Mike Mahler Econ. Dev. 3 Years Mayor 01/01/2013 02/01/2027
Mike Glowinski Planning 3 Years Mayor 09/05/2006 02/01/2027
Jerry Tracey Finance 3 Years Mayor 08/17/2020 09/01/2026
Karol Wachak Mun. Council 3 Years Mayor 02/05/2024 02/01/2027
Matt Waligora DDA 3 Years Mayor 01/16/2012  04/01/2027
Montiel Birmingham Staff Liaison 3 Years Mayor    


The Authority for Brownfield Redevelopment was formed in March 1997 to promote the revitalization, redevelopment, and reuse of contaminated, tax reverted, blighted, or functionally obsolete property un Act 381, P.A. 1996, as amended.

The Authority has been actively promoting brownfield redevelopment by approving brownfield plans to stimulate investment on contaminated sites and receiving an EPA Brownfield Assessment Grant to position property for redevelopment.

Authority F A Q
How can I become a member of this Board?
There is a short application, which is available at City Hall or the application can be downloaded by clicking here.  After submitting the application and proper review, suitable recommendation can be by the Mayor, City Council, or City Manager for appointment to this board/committee.