Downtown Development Authority

Downtown Development Authorities began in Michigan in 1975 with the goal of revitalizing downtown areas which had seen a decline in patronage following World War II. To bring people back to downtowns, the DDA programs invest dollars and expertise to local projects and upgrading public areas.

Board Members

Barb McHenry (Chair) – June 30, 2026

Mike Gunter – June 30, 2024

Frank Seeley – June 30, 2024

April Wolfe- June 30, 2024

Brenda Butler (Secretary) – June 30, 2025 

Julie Goll- June 30, 2027

Heather Marks – June 30, 2025

Ellie Sayler (Youth Member) – June 30, 2023

Adolio Navarro, Jr. – June 30, 2026

Bill Borchardt – June 30, 2025

James Eitzen (Vice Chair) – duration of council term

 

About the DDA

Downtown Development Authorities began in Michigan in 1975 with the goal of revitalizing downtown areas which had seen a decline in patronage following World War II. To bring people back to downtowns, the DDA programs invest dollars and expertise to local projects and upgrading public areas.

The Blissfield DDA/Main Street organization was founded on June 23, 2010 by Governor Jennifer Granholm. Since then, volunteers have put in tens of thousands of hours to make this program a success. Their efforts have produced exciting events and projects aimed at improving and celebrating our great historic community.

Village of Blissfield TIF Plan – What is a TIF Plan? Tax-increment financing (TIF) is a redevelopment tool that allows increased property taxes generated because of new development to be captured by a separate legal taxing authority.

 

Our Projects:

2024 Impact Report

Master Plan

 

 

Blissfield Main Street

Address

130 S. Lane St
Blissfield, MI 49228