Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority

Regular Meetings
  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • SPARK East
    215 W Michigan Avenue
    Ypsilanti, MI 48917
  • Jelani McGadney
    Term expires: July 2018
  • Russ Olwell
    Term expires: July 2017
  • Amanda Edmonds, Mayor - Ex officio
  • Jessica French
    Term expires: July 2018
  • Adam Gainsley
    Term expires: July 2017
  • Rayvon Williams
    Term expires: July 2018
  • Ben Harrington
    Term expires: July 2019
  • Diana Wong
    Term expires: July 2020
  • Mark Teachout
    Term expires: July 2018
  • Martha Cleary
    Term expires: July 2019


The mission of the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority (YDDA) is to undertake district-wide improvements that have the greatest impact in strengthening the downtown areas and attracting new business. The primary goal of the YDDA is to implement positive economic, physical, aesthetic, and community changes in each of our four districts.

The term length for Board Members is 4 years.

For more information please contact the Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority at 734.482.9762 or visit www.ypsilantidda.org