Tax Increment Finance Authority (Monroe North TIFA)

The Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administers to help catalyze public and private investment in the Monroe North neighborhood. Funds go to support real private property improvements, build streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintain and expand parks and other public amenities.

Established by the City Commission in 1985 under state law, the Monroe North TIFA's principal source of funding revenue generated by increasing property values within the MNTIFA district. City Commission annually approves the budget. A 9-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from City Commission govern the Monroe North TIFA. The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday. More details are on the City Clerk Page.

Board Members

  1. Shaun Biel, Chair

    Spectrum Health

  2. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

    City of Grand Rapids

  3. Elianna Bootzin

    Neighbors of Belknap Lookout

  4. Diedre Deering

    West Michigan Literacy Center

  5. Kayem Dunn


  6. Jane Gietzen

    Spectrum Health

  7. Carl D. Kelly


  8. Mark Roys

    WSB Properties LLC

  9. Jim Talen

    Kent County Commissioner

  10. Richard Winn

    Amway Hotel Corporation

  11. James Baldwin

    James Baldwin Consulting

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

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  1. No meetings currently scheduled.


Fiscal Year 2019 Budget

The Monroe North Tax Increment Finance Authority Board on May 9, 2018 recommended the TIFA's Fiscal Year 2019 budget for City Commission approval. The fiscal year runs from July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019.

Financial Audits

All financial audits are conducted in accordance with generally accepted auditing standards in the United States of America.

Freedom of Information

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