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 8:00 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 City Manager Tom Richards or DDA Administrator Rachel Smolinski.
2018 Downtown Development Authority Board Members
Jim Baumann, Ex-Officio Member, Harbor Springs Area Chamber of Commerce
Matthew Bugera, Mayoral Designee/Council Rep., Mayor, City of Harbor Springs
Josh Baker, Appointed Member, The Outfitter (term expires Jan 2021)
Kathie Breighner, DDA Chairperson , Appointed Member, Concierge Publications (term expires Jan 2022)
Matthew Clarke, Appointed Member, First Community Bank (term expires Jan 2022)
Jeff Graham, Appointed Member, Turkey’s (term expires Jan 2020)
Mary Ellen Hughes, Appointed Member, Resident (term expires Jan 2020)
Cece Johnston, Appointed Member, Resident (term expires Jan 2020)
Tim Knapp, Vice Chairman, Appointed Member, Edward Jones Investments (term expires May 2021)
Jody Ewbank, Appointed Member, Stafford’s Pier Restaurant (term expires Dec 2022)
Nikki Law, Appointed Member, Polished on Main (term expires December 2022)
Tom Richards, City Manager, City of Harbor Springs
Rachel Smolinski, DDA Administrator