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Downtown Development

Steven VanTol
DDA Director
The mission of the City of Auburn Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is to create and implement development plans, provide physical improvements to the District, promote economic growth and to correct and prevent deterioration in the DDA District thereby establishing a downtown that is healthy, viable and economically sound for the future. It was created by Michigan Act 197 of 1975.


Check out the new “Welcome to Auburn” sign installed on the corner of Garfield and Midland.

 The Auburn Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has financed the construction of the welcome sign, street lights and landscaping for a more modern urban “downtown” design. The DDA is funded through Tax-Increment Financing (TIF). This means that taxes paid within the DDA District are re-invested in the district annually. The DDA Board of Directors includes business owners, property owners, residents and liaison members for the City Commission.

Auburn DDA 2015-2016 Budget

DDA Boundary Map

DDA Boundaries (Green) City Boundaries (Red)

2016 DDA Meeting Dates

Meet at City Hall at 10:00 the 4th Tuesday of the month

January 26, 2016

February 23, 2016

March 22, 2016

April 26, 2016

May 24, 2016

June 28, 2016

July 26, 2016

August 23, 2016

September 27, 2016

October 25, 2016

November 15, 2016

December 20, 2016


Current DDA Members: 

 Title Name Term Expires
Chairperson  Mary Williams Mar-16
Vice Chair   Diane McNally Mar-17
Mayor Lee Kilbourn Nov-18
Secretary Gary DeShano Mar-17

Chad Fournier Mar-16
  Robert Feinauer Mar-19 
  Adam Carroll Mar-17
  Jane Berry Mar-17

Jim Kilda  Mar-16 
113 E Elm St., Auburn MI 48611 989-662-6761

The City of Auburn is an equal opportunity employer and provider