Downtown Development Authority

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The mission of the DDA is to oversee business development, market and promote the merchants of the district, communicate and facilitate a clean and safe community and work to enhance physical improvements.


Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at 12:00 p.m.

Executive Director

Laura Simon
Downtown Development Authority Executive Director

Board Membership

The Authority is made up of seven members, each appointed by the City Commission for a term of three years. If you wish to apply, please visit Boards and Committees to download an application.


All members must reside or have a principal place of business in the City. At least four members shall own land in the downtown area, pay taxes on a leased property, or serve as a director, officer, or managing agent to an owner or lessee who is required to pay taxes.


Member Term Ends
Peter Arts July 1, 2022
Pamela Ramsey July 1, 2021
Mavis Benson July 1, 2020
Dr. John Conde July 1, 2020
Alan Costilo July 1, 2021
Mark Denkler July 1, 2020
Frank Frione July 1, 2020