SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority

Members
  • Vince Chmielewski
    Term expires: June 30, 2015
  • Stephen Rapundalo
    Term expires: June 30, 2015
  • Bilal Saeed
    Term expires: December 4, 2016
Ex-Officio Members
  • Tom Crawford
  • Skip Simms
  • Paula Sorrell

Description
Members & Bylaws
The Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone Local Development Finance Authority (LDFA) consists of a nine-member board of directors of which six members are appointed by the Ann Arbor City Council and three members are appointed by the Ypsilanti City Council. The LDFA operates under a set of bylaws that were initially approved by the Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti City Councils in 2002. Proposed changes or amendments to the bylaws are adopted by the LDFA's Board of Directors and submitted to the Ann Arbor City and Ypsilanti City Councils for approval.

Term length for Board Members is 4 years.  Learn more about the board members online.

Responsibilities

The LDFA provides local financing for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone through a tax capture mechanism within a specific district. The geographic boundaries for the Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti SmartZone LDFA was defined as the combined DDAs of the two respective cities, and under the tax capture formula, tax levies eligible for capture include only those for which a prior claim had not been established by either DDA.

More Information

For more information, please visit the Michigan Smartzone: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti website or contact Tom Robinson
Washtenaw Development Council
1000 Oakbrook Drive
Suite 130
Ann Arbor, MI 48104

Phone: 734-761-9317