Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) serves as a mechanism to promote economic growth in the City of Williamston's downtown district. The DDA plans, proposes and implements improvements to individual buildings and public facilities in the downtown district. The DDA also creates, operates and funds marketing initiatives that benefit retail and other business establishments in the downtown district.

Eight authority members are appointed for 4-year terms by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The Mayor serves as an ex-officio member on a year-to-year basis. Not less than five members shall be persons having an interest in property located in the downtown district; not less than one member shall be a resident of the downtown district.

Board Members
Name Term Expiration 
Dawn Marie Joseph, Chair 06/30/20
Narda Murphy, Vice Chair 06/30/19
Tracie Baise 06/30/18
Sharon Emrick 06/30/20
Vacancy 06/30/21
Tammy Gilroy, Council Rep
Rich Martin 06/30/21
Ric Pelkey 06/30/19
Robin Stewart  06/30/19
Sean Bertolino, Council Alternate  11/30/17

Williamston Downtown Historic District Informational Session
Sponsored by the Williamston Downtown Development Authority and the Michigan Historic Preservation Network

Meeting Dates 2017
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month,
at 7 pm, 
unless otherwise stated 

January 17, 2017                   July 18, 2017
February 21, 2017
  August 15, 2017
March 21, 2017
    September 19, 2017
April 18, 2017
  October 17, 2017
May 16, 2017
  November 21, 2017
June 20, 2017   December 19, 2017

For downtown commercial opportunities, contact City Hall.

City Hall

161 E. Grand River Ave.
Williamston, MI 48895
Office Hours: Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm 

Police Department
175 E Grand River Ave.
Williamston, MI  48895
Office Hours:  Mon-Fri, 8 am - 5 pm  

Department of Public Works
781 Progress Ct.
Williamston, MI  48895
Office Hours:  Vary, call City Hall for assistance, 517-655-2774

Associated Government Services
8171 Gull Rd., Ste B.
Richland, MI  49083
Office Hours:  Mon-Fri 8 am - 4:30 pm
Closed from 12-1:30 pm daily