The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. (DGRI) administers to help catalyze public and private investment in Grand Rapids’ urban core. The DDA Board met January 8, 2020, and took the following action:

Received the Professional Audit of Fiscal Year 2017 Financials

The Board received the results of the FY 2019 financial audit which determined the DDA's accounting practices and policies remain appropriate and in full compliance with generally accepted accounting principles. The audit was prepared by the accounting and consulting firm Plante & Moran, PLLC.

Appointed a New Vice-Chair

The Board appointed Kayem Dunn to serve as Vice-Chair. Ms. Dunn, an independent organizational consultant, was re-appointed to the DDA in December 2019 by the Grand Rapids Mayor and City Commission. DDA Board members are appointed to 4-year terms.

Welcomed a New Board Member

The Board welcomed Greg McNeilly as a new member. Mr. McNeilly, who serves as Chief Operating Officer of the Windquest Group, was appointed to the DDA in December 2019 by the Grand Rapids Mayor and City Commission. His first term on the Board runs to 2024.