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Downtown Economic Growth Authority

Board of Directors

Executive Committee

Chair  |  Grant Fletcher, Bronson Healthcare

Vice Chair  |  Susan Lindemann, Kalamazoo College

Secretary  |  Bob Miller, Western Michigan University

Treasurer  |  Patti Owens, Catalyst Development

Directors

Jeff Breneman, Spectrum Public Affairs

Carl Brown, Roguebotic

Stephanie Hinman, Kalamazoo State Theatre

Bobby Hopewell, Mayor, City of Kalamazoo

Ryan Wieber, Kalamazoo Public Library

Board Packets

April 2020 - Virtual Meeting (April 30 12 p.m.): Register

With the current social distancing practices being conducted statewide, the Kalamazoo Downtown Economic Growth Authority will hold their next Board meeting via teleconferencing onThursday, April 30 at 12:00 PM. The Board will meet via the Zoom Computer Teleconferencing System. The meeting will be in compliance with Governor Whitmer’s Executive Order 2020 -48 pertaining to the ability to conduct public meetings remotely. The Zoom application allows for public participation and meets the requirements needed to accommodate those with disabilities. The meeting will be available to those via online and/or telephone. You may also provide input or ask questions of the DDA relating to any items of business that will come before them at the meeting by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

According to the Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel, interrupting a public meeting in Michigan with hate speech or profanity could result in criminal charges under several State statutes relating to Fraudulent Access to a Computer or Network (MCL 752.797) and/or Malicious Use of Electronics Communication (MCL 750.540). According to the US Attorney for Eastern Michigan, Federal charges may include disrupting a public meeting, computer intrusion, using a computer to commit a crime, hate crimes, fraud, or transmitting threatening communications. Public meetings are being monitored and violations of statutes will be prosecuted.

January 2020

December 2019

November 2019

October 2019

September 2019

August 2019 - Meeting Cancelled

July 2019

June 2019

May 2019

April 2019

March 2019

February 2019

January 2019

December 2018

November 2018 Special Meeting

November 2018

October 2018

Other Documents

Development and Tax Increment Finance Plan

Kalamazoo Downtown Economic Growth Authority Map