Mason Downtown Development Authority

The Mason Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is dedicated toDowntown Development Authority (DDA) logo 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.
Current Membership:
Sarah Russell, Chairperson  
Kendra Patterson, Vice Chairperson
 
Troy DeLong  
Brent Forsberg
 
Becky Hinman  
Kassie Rhodes  
Jamie Robinson  
Teresa Wren
 
Russell Whipple, Mayor  
  

Staff:  City Manager   
Meeting Time: Typically meets the second Monday of every other month at 10:00 a.m. in City Hall. (January, March, May, July, September, November) 
Application to Serve: Found here.  

DDA PROGRAMS 
Community Events Sponsorship Program:  Offers funding to encourage events that promote businesses in the DDA district.  
     Community Event Sponsorship Guidelines
     
Community Event Sponsorship Application

Façade Grant Program:  Offers matching grants to fund building façade 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 façade, 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. 

Façade Grant Program Guidelines
Façade Grant Program Application

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. 
     
 LLAP Program Guidelines
       LLAP Program Application

DDA RECURRING OR ONE-TIME EXPENSES (non-contractual)
Boy Scouts of America, Troop 763  Plants, Watering  
Mason Sycamore Creek Garden Club Plants, Install   
Antiques & April Event Sponsorship   
Mason Ink Event Sponsorship   
Sun Dried Music Festival  Event Sponsorship                                     

DDA SUMMARY OF CONTRACTS, by year

2024   Shine of Lansing   Lighting (Seasonal, Other)
2023   Shine of Lansing   Lighting (Seasonal, Other)
2022   Shine of Lansing   Lighting (Seasonal, Other)
2021   Zoro's Christmas Lights        Lighting (Seasonal, Other)
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 Packets & Information55 documents

2024 DDA Meeting Packets & Information3 documents

  • 2024.03.18 DDA Meeting Packet
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  • 2024.01.08 DDA Minutes
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2023 DDA Meeting Packets & Information8 documents

  • 2023.11.13 DDA Minutes
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  • 2023.11.13 DDA Meeting Packet
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  • 2023.09.25 DDA Minutes
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  • 2023.09.25 DDA Meeting Packet
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  • 2023.03.13 DDA Minutes
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  • 2023.03.13 DDA Meeting Packet
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  • 2023.01.09 DDA Minutes
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  • 2023.01.09 DDA Meeting Packet
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2022 DDA Meeting Packets & Information13 documents

  • 2022.11.14 DDA Packet
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  • 2022.11.14 DDA Minutes
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  • 2022.09.12 DDA Packet
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  • 2022.08.08 DDA Packet
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  • 2022.08.08 DDA Minutes
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  • 2022.05.09 DDA Packet
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  • 2022.05.09 DDA Minutes
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  • 2022.04.11 DDA Packet - Meeting Canceled
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  • 2022.03.14 DDA Packet
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  • 2022.03.14 DDA Minutes
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  • 2022.01.10 DDA Packet
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2021 DDA Meeting Packets & Information12 documents

  • 2021.11.08 DDA Packet, Informational and Regular Meeting
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  • 2021.11.08 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.09.15 DDA Packet
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  • 2021.09.15 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.06.14 DDA Packet
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  • 2021.06.14 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.04.12 DDA Packet
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  • 2021.04.12 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.03.08 DDA Packet
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  • 2021.03.08 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.02.08 DDA Minutes
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  • 2021.02.08 DDA Agenda, Informational and Regular Meeting
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2020 DDA Meeting Packets & Information11 documents

  • 2020.11.09 DDA Packet
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  • 2020.11.09 DDA Minutes
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  • 2020.08.05 DDA Packet
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  • 2020.06.03 DDA Packet
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  • 2020.06.03 DDA Minutes
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  • 2020.05.06 DDA Packet
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  • 2020.05.06 DDA Minutes
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  • 2020.03.04 DDA Packet
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  • 2020.03.04 DDA Minutes
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  • 2020.02.05 DDA Packet
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2019 DDA Meeting Packets6 documents

  • 2019.12.11 DDA Packet
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  • 2019.11.06 DDA Packet
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  • 2019.10.02 DDA Packet
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  • 2019.08.07 DDA Packet
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  • 2019.05.01 DDA Packet
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  • 2019.03.06 DDA Packet
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2018 DDA Meeting Packets2 documents

  • 2018.12.05 DDA Packet
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  • 2018.09.05 DDA Packet
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DDA Annual Reports3 documents

  • 2022 Annual Report, Downtown Development Authority
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  • 2021 Annual Report, Downtown Development Authority
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  • 2020 Annual Report Downtown Development Authority
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DDA Development Plans, TIF Plans, and Bylaws7 documents

  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 4 Adopted 4.4.11
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  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 3B Adopted 12.20.04
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  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 3 Adopted 5.5.03
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  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 2 Adopted 2.19.01
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  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Amendment No 1 Adopted 7.1.96
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  • Mason DDA DEV-TIF Plans Adopted 3.16.87 Full Document
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  • DDA Bylaws
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Resources for DDA Property Owners2 documents

  • Mason Main Street Facade Study (1984)
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  • DDA Boundary & Historic District Map
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