Downtown Development Authority

Current Members: 

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

Appointed: 1/2020
Term Expiration: 9/1/2023
Andrea Troutman Member 

Appointed: 7/2020
Term Expiration: 9/1/2023
Theresa Hing Member
Business, Eastpointe Community Credit Union

Appointed: 11/2021
Term Expiration: 9/1/2025
Tanitra Morrison Member
Business, Classy Closet Appointed: 5/2021
Term Expiration: 9/1/2022
Joseph Solomon Member
Business, The UPS Store Appointed: 9/1992
Term Expiration: 9/1/2023
Mariah Walton Member Virtue of Office
Rob Davis Member 
Business, 23055 Gratiot Appointed: 8/9/2022
Term Expiration: 9/1/2025
Lisa Dye-Hightower Member
Business,  22410-12 Gratiot Appointed: 7/2021
Term Expiration: 9/1/2022
Kim Homan Assistant City Manager  
Michael McLoyd Secretary  
Harvey Curley Council Liaison  


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