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City of St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority

Purpose and Governance
The City Council of the City of St. Ignace, recognizing the need to halt property value deterioration, to eliminate the causes of that deterioration and to promote economic growth, created the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority by ordinance effective November 28, 1981. The DDA was created under Michigan Public Ace 197 of 1975.

Downtown Development Plan/Tax Increment Financing Plan:
To accomplish the goals set down for it, the St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority recommended adoption of a downtown development plan. To finance the plan, it was deemed necessary to adopt a tax-increment financing plan. Both were adopted in their original form in March of 1982 and amended in 1993 as a 20-year plan.

City of St. Ignace Downtown Development Authority

DDA Board
The DDA is governed by a 9-member Board appointed by the Mayor with approval by the City Council. Each Board member holds a 4-year term. Current Board members are:

Chairman,Mayor Paul Grondin

Vice Chairman, Jim North

Secretary, Barbara Yshinski, Coldwell Banker Schmidt Realty

Linda Bell, The Show Gifts and Das Gift Haus

John Ruegg, Ace Hardware

Don Schairer, St. Ignace Auto

Heather Aukeman, B.C. Pizza

Cathie Sposito, Mackinac Grille

Pat Ramsay, Starline Ferry Company

DDA Meetings

DDA Board meetings are held on the 2nd Friday of the month at 8:00 a.m. in the City Council Chambers located at City Hall, 396 N. State Street in downtown St. Ignace.





Director Contact Information
Debra Evashevski, DDA Director
396 N. State Street, St. Ignace, MI 49781
Phone: (906) 643-8252
Fax: (906) 643-9393



City of St. Ignace
396 N. State Street
St. Ignace, MI 49781-1487

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