Emmett Township

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Downtown Development Authority

Board Overview


In 2022, the Board of Trustees created a Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in accordance with State Public Act 57 of 2018.  DDAs promote economic growth within a certain boundary referred to as the “Downtown District.”  Financing comes from property tax revenue increases on District properties (that is, increases from a designated point in time).  

A Board of Directors is appointed by the Board of Trustees to plan and oversee DDA activity.  The DDA shall first begin with establishing a development plan for approval by the Board of Trustees.  The Board of Directors also annually prepares a DDA budget, among other responsibilities.

Board of Directors

The Township is currently recruiting inaugural members!  If interested, contact the Supervisor at 269-788-1740 or dkbelles@emmett.org.

Membership Information:

  • 9-13 Members consisting of:
    • Chief Executive Officer (the Supervisor)
    • Majority having interest in property located within the District
    • At least one resident if 100+ persons reside in the District
  • Terms: Inaugural Members
    • Equal split of members serving 1, 2, 3, and 4 years (pending the appointment of a successor)
    • Thereafter, all members serve 4 year terms
    • Vacancies filled by Chief Executive Officer for the unexpired term
  • Other
    • Compensation: serve without compensation but shall be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses

District Maps


Dates & Times

The Downtown Development Authority typically meets on the [date] of every month at [time].

All meetings occur in the Charter Township of Emmett Board Room at 621 Cliff Street, Battle Creek, MI 49014