In 2005, the Meridian Township Board adopted Ordinance 2005-12 creating the Meridian Township Downtown Development Authority (DDA) to encompass the area commonly referred to as “Downtown Okemos” and/or commonly known as the “Okemos Village Area.” The DDA was created to halt property value deterioration and increase property tax valuation where possible in its business district, to eliminate the causes of such deterioration and to promote economic growth in and surrounding the Downtown Development Authority District, and to adhere to the powers, duties, and limitations as prescribed by Public Act 197 of 1975. 

Mission: The Meridian Township DDA mission is to beautify and revitalize downtown Okemos as a very desirable place to shop, live, and do business. It is a commitment to promoting and improved quality of life by creating a friendly, walkable community embracing the natural aesthetics of the river and parks.

The DDA consists of up to twelve members, a majority of whom must live, own land or have a business interest within the DDA district.

The DDA meets on the first Monday every other month at 7:30 am at the Municipal Building at 5151 Marsh Road, Okemos MI 48864.  Please check the meeting calendar for specific dates and times.

Board Member

Term Expires 

 Susan Fulk (Chair)

 12.31.2019

 Demetrios James Spanos (Secretary)

 12.31.2019 

 Renee Korrey (Vice-Chair)

 12.31.2020

 Bill Cawood

 12.31.2021

 Will Randle

 12.31.2021

 James Raynak

 12.31.2020 

 Scott Weaver

 12.31.2019

 Peter Campbell

 12.31.2021

 Ronald Styka (Board Liaison)

 12.31.2020

 VACANT

 12.31.2021

 VACANT

 12.31.2018

 VACANT

 12.31.2019


Downtown Development Authority Documents

Downtown Development Authority Agendas, Packets and Minutes