Downtown Development Authority


View the 2022 Meeting Schedule (PDF)

  • 10:30 am
  • 2nd Wednesday of every month
  • 11111 Wayne Road
    City Hall Council Chambers
    Romulus, MI 48174

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available following approval.



There are thirteen members, terms are for four years.

  • Keith Johnston, Chairperson
    Term expires: July 31, 2023
  • Rachel Botu, Vice-Chairperson
    Term expires: August 26, 2023
  • Randy Moffat, Secretary
    Term expires: February 5, 2023
  • Robert McCraight, Mayor
  • Stacy Paige, DDA Treasurer
  • Steven Harmon
    Term expires: July 31, 2022
  • Doug O'Leary
    Term expires: July 31, 2022
  • Rev. James Bowen
    Term expires: December 31, 2023
  • Jeremy Westcott
    Term expires: February 5, 2023
  • Brian Bush
    Term expires: March 11, 2023
  • Arianna Lesure
    Term expires: August 26, 2023
  • Jeffrey Lowrey
    Term expires: July 31, 2023
  • Beth Maze
    Term expires: March 11, 2023

Non-Voting Members

  • Merrie Druyor, Director
  • Chandler Bradley, Recording Secretary


The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a municipal corporation created on February 24, 1981.


The Downtown Development Authority, is a board of thirteen local business people and residents that together with the Mayor and our elected officials work to promote the economic growth, development and revitalization of our city's original Central Business District.

These responsibilities include the development and implementation of long range plans for public facilities and infrastructure, the acquisition and disposal of property, the restoration and preservation of all buildings and the correction and prevention of deterioration.

The DDA promotes economic development through capital improvement projects, with the intent that it will stimulate private investment, create jobs and expand the tax base.

Area of District

The DDA district has 318 parcels, which totals 180.152 acres. The DDA Aerial Map (PDF) shows the specific parcels that are included in the DDA district.