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
Sandy Whelton, Council Alternate  11/30/18

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

Meeting Dates 2018
Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of the month,
at 7 pm, 
unless otherwise stated 

January 16, 2018                   July 17, 2018
February 20, 2018
  August 21, 2018
March 20, 2018
    September 18, 2018
April 17, 2018
  October 16, 2018
May 15, 2018
  November 20, 2018
June 19, 2018   December 18, 2018

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