Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

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Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Downtown Development Authority / Principal Shopping District Board (DDA) exists to promote and improve the downtown district developed under state law.  The DDA has the ability to take action for improvement in the City’s designated downtown district.

DDA Board meetings are held monthly, typically the first Thursday of the month, at 8:30 a.m.  All meetings are open to the public and are held in Council Chambers at City Hall, 160 Zoll Street, Harbor Springs, MI 49740.  Meeting agendas are typically posted two days prior to the meeting.

Members of the DDA Board are appointed to serve four-year terms.  If you are interested in serving on the DDA Board or any of its committees please contact the City Manager Victor Sinadinoski  or DDA Administrator  Margo Damoose at   

The DDA also maintains and manages  their own website and Facebook page.  See these locations for additional DDA and  event  information.

DDA Bylaws (Updated 2020)

Downtown Development Authority Board Members

Matthew Bugera, Mayoral Designee/Council Rep., Mayor, City of Harbor Springs (term expires Nov 2022)

Josh Baker, Appointed Member, The Outfitter (term expires Dec 2024)

Kathie Breighner, DDA Chairperson , Appointed Member, Concierge Publications (term expires Dec 2021)

Amy Gillard, Appointed Member, Festival of the Books (term expires Dec 2023)

Tim Knapp, Vice Chairman, Appointed Member, Edward Jones Investments (term expires Dec 2024)

Jody Ewbank, Appointed Member, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant (term expires Dec 2022)

Nikki Law, Appointed Member, Polished on Main (term expires Dec 2024)

Brian Badini –  Appointed Member,  Ivy Boutique (term expires  Dec 2022)

Dana Mulder – Appointed Member,  Harbor Springs Resident (term expires  Dec 2022)

Ella Ruddy – Student Representative, Non Voting Member

DDA/PSD Administration

Margo Damoose, DDA Director 

Victor Sinadinoski, City Manager, City of Harbor Springs