Ypsilanti Downtown Development Authority

Regular Meetings

  • 8:30 a.m.
  • 3rd Thursday of every month
  • SPARK East
    215 W Michigan Avenue
    Ypsilanti, MI 48917


  • Jen Eastridge - Term expires: July 2022
  • Ylondia Portis
    Term expires: July 2022
  • Kayia Robinson
    Term expires: July 2022
  • Lois Richardson, Mayor - (in perpetuity)
  • Brandon Dent - Term expires: July 2022
  • Alex Merz
    Term expires: July 2023
  • Patton Doyle
    Term expires: July 2022
  • Paul Ajlouny
    Term expires: July 2022
  • Dieter Otto
    Term expires: July 2023
  • Brian Foley
    Term expires: July 2024
  • Andy French- Term expires: July 2022


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