Ian McCain, Economic Development Manager
P: 586-445-3661

Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

Current Members: 

Name Position  Contact  Term
William Transit Chair
Business, Detroit Furnace
transitwilliam@yahoo.com Appointed: 5/2021
Term Expiration: 9/1/2024
Lisa Denise Peterson Member 


Appointed: 10/3/2023
Term Expiration: 9/1/2027
Andrea Troutman Member 


Appointed: 10/3/2023
Term Expiration: 9/1/2027
Theresa Hing Member
Business, Eastpointe Community Credit Union


Appointed: 11/2021
Term Expiration: 9/1/2025
Tanitra Morrison Member
Business, Classy Closet
tanitramorrison@yahoo.com Appointed: 10/3/2023
Term Expiration: 9/1/2026
Joseph Solomon Member
Business, The UPS Store
solomondental@gmail.com Appointed: 10/3/2023
Term Expiration: 9/1/2027
Mariah Walton Member mwalton@eastpointecity.org Virtue of Office
Rob Davis Member 
Business, 23055 Gratiot
Rob@Dreamgrp.com Appointed: 8/9/2022
Term Expiration: 9/1/2025
Lisa Dye-Hightower Member
Business,  22410-12 Gratiot
gyanei2002@yahoo.com Appointed: 4/25/2023
Term Expiration: 9/1/2026
Kim Homan Assistant City Manager & Secretary khoman@eastpointecity.org  
Ian McCain Economic Development Manager imccain@eastpointecity.org  
Harvey Curley Council Liaison hcurley@eastpointecity.org  


In recognition of the fact that it is in the best interest of the public to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in the downtown business district in the city, to eliminate the causes of that deterioration and to promote economic growth, the downtown development authority was established.

Review the full Ordinance


Members are appointed by the City Manager, subject to approval of the Council. 


Members appointed shall serve for a term of four years. 


Meetings are held Bi-monthly on the Second Tuesday of the Month at 4:00 p.m. at the Eastpointe City Hall. 

Further information about DDA
DDA 2023 Meeting Dates
DDA Resolution for Electronic Sign
DDA Electronic Sign Application