The Mason Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is dedicated to supporting the economic growth of Mason’s downtown. The Board meets monthly as needed throughout the year and generally serve a four year term. The DDA is the governing body of the Mason Downtown Development District, and as such shall have the power to authorize the levy and collection of taxes, the acquisition and disposal of interest in real and personal property, the creation and implement of development plans in the District, the promotion of economic growth, the issuance of bonds and other evidence of indebtedness, and the use of tax increment financing.
Authority: Established through a city ordinance, recorded as Chapter 2-274 of the City Code of Ordinances.
|Cori Thackery, Chair||Kendra Patterson, Vice Chair|
|Kassie Rhodes||Jamie Robinson|
|Sarah Russell||Teresa Wren|
|Russell Whipple, Mayor|
Staff: City Manager
Meeting Time: Typically meets the second Monday of every month at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall.
Application to Serve: Found here.
Liquor License Assistance Program (LLAP): The LLAP encourages economic development within the DDA District. Applicants who have met the requirements of the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) will be eligible to apply for the LLAP and thereby receive an $18,000 partially forgivable loan. More information listed in document center below.
Community Events Sponsorship Program: Offers funding to encourage events that promote businesses in the DDA district.
Community Event Sponsorship Guidelines
Community Event Sponsorship Application
Facade Program: Offers matching grants to fund building facade improvements. Each building in the downtown district is eligible to apply for a grant. The DDA will provide 35% of the cost for improving a building facade, with a maximum grant of $10,000. Under certain circumstances, the grant may be as much as $15,000 or 50% of the project cost. You must get DDA approval before starting construction.
LLAP Program Guidelines
LLAP Program Application
DDA RECURRING EXPENSES (non-contractual)
|Boy Scouts of America, Troop 763||Plants, Watering|
|Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club||Plants, Install|
|Sun Dried Music Festival||Event Sponsorship|
DDA SUMMARY OF CONTRACTS, by year
|2020||Zoro's Christmas Lights||Lighting (Seasonal, Other)|
|2019||Mata Brothers Construction||Sidewalk Improvements|
|Zoro's Christmas Lights||Lighting (Seasonal, Other)|
|160 E Ash St||Facade Grant|
|108 W Maple St||Facade Grant|
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DDA Meeting Packets28 documents
2022 DDA Meeting Packets & Information1 document
2021 DDA Meeting Packets & Information8 documents
2020 DDA Meeting Packets & Information11 documents
2019 DDA Meeting Packets6 documents
DDA Annual Reports2 documents
DDA Development Plans, TIF Plans, and Bylaws7 documents
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 4 Adopted 4.4.11
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 3B Adopted 12.20.04
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 3 Adopted 5.5.03
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 2 Adopted 2.19.01
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 1 Adopted 7.1.96
- Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Adopted 3.16.87 Full Document
- DDA Bylaws