Downtown Development Authority
The City of Walker is currently seeking to fill two vacant board positions to serve on the Walker/Standale Downtown Development Authority (DDA). The DDA is responsible for implementing Act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan which oversees the prevention of deterioration in the downtown district, the encouragement of historic preservation, the creation and implementation of development plans in the downtown district and the promotion of economic growth. The board also assists in providing local community events and resources for local business owners in the Standale/Walker area.
The qualifications for a board position are as follows:
- Position requires a four-year term.
- Requires attendance at meetings on the third Tuesday of every month at 1:00 PM.
- To be considered for this board position you must have an interest in Standale by either owning or leasing property or be employed by a legal entity in the district.
- Members of the board shall serve without compensation, but can be reimbursed for actual and necessary expenses.
To apply, please submit the following application to Sarah Bydalek, City Clerk
Mail: 4243 Remembrance Road NW, Walker, MI 49534
The purposes of the Downtown Development Authority are to implement act 197 of the Public Acts of Michigan of 1975, as amended, (the "Act") and include, but are not limited to, the correction and prevention of deterioration in the downtown district, the encouragement of historic preservation, the creation and implementation of development plans in the downtown district, and the promotion of economic growth therein.
Board of Directors
Gordon Hicks, Property Owner
Jim Veldheer, Property Owner
Dr. Brandon Berg, Standale Chiropractic
Thomas Bart, Property Owner
Pat Goodale, Goodale Enterprises Oil Products
Leonard Adams, Independent Bank
Mark Neal, Apple Ridge Apartments
Jim DeGroot, Riverbend Body Shop
Doug Cramer, Michigan Optical
Randy Smith, Builder/Developer
Cathy Vander Meulen, City Manager, City of Walker