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Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) manages the development, redevelopment, and continuing improvement of Galesburg's business district, with a primary focus on its economic and physical revitalization.  It preserves and enhances the business district through a broad range of projects, with current focus on Fulfilling requirements of the Michigan Economic Development Corporation's Redevelopment Ready Communities Program.

DDA Bylaws

Helena Hayes - Term Expires 12/31/2023

Helena Hayes has served the Galesburg community since 2015, supporting the business community’s events along the way. Her priority is to work with a variety of community leaders to bring businesses into the City and to provide resources to help them achieve and sustain success.

Lorence Wenke - Term Expires 12/31/2026

Lorence Wenke brings a wealth of business and government experience to the Downtown Development Authority. A tireless community advocate he works to bring together business owners, government leaders, funders, and neighbors to improve the appearance of properties.

Linda Marble - Term Expires 12/31/2024

Apply to Become a Member of the Downtown Development Authority