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St. Johns principal Shopping District/Downtown Development Authority Website 

2020 Meeting Dates


City staff contact for the DDA: Dave Kudwa, Community Development Director, 989-224-8944 ext. 231, dkudwa@stjohnsmich.com

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

PSD/DDA ~~ The St Johns Principal Shopping District/Downtown Development Authority is dedicated to business owners, property owners, real estate developers and local government to create a desirable and profitable Downtown Central Business District. 

The St. Johns Principal Shopping District and Downtown Development Authority are dedicated to taking the progressive steps necessary to ensure the economic vitality in our Downtown through advocacy, community and special events. 

DDA Committees:

  • Marketing
  • Events
  • Security, Parking and Maintenance
  • Executive, Finance, Strategic Planning



*Meetings take place the first Wednesday of every month at 11:30 a.m.

*Meeting Location

  • Main Street Cafe: 205 N Clinton AveSt. Johns, MI 48879

For assistance, contact Dan Redman at dredman@ci.saint-johns.mi.us or call (989) 224-8944, ext. 233 (City Offices) and leave a message.


St. Johns Independent -- A local community on-line newspaper.


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Clinton County Chamber of Commerce -- "is a member driven organization dedicated to stimulating positive economic growth throughout Clinton County, fostering community leadership and involvement, reflecting positive moral values and acting as an advocate and unified voice for our membership."


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Local Development Finance Authority

The Local Development Financing Act, Public Act 281 of 1986, as amended, allows a city, village, or urban township to utilize tax increment financing to fund public infrastructure improvements. This tool is designed to promote economic growth and job creation. Communities across Michigan have utilized LDFA districts to extend sewer and water lines, to construct roads, and to service manufacturing, agricultural processing, and high technology operations.

The financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. By leveraging future tax increments, the LDFA is able to finance these public improvements, which can lead to new development opportunities within the community.

Staff contact for the LDFA: Jon Stoppels, City Manager, (989) 224-8944 ext. 220, jstoppels@stjohnsmich.com 

Any other information required by MCL 125.4910(1) can be obtained at St. Johns City Offices, 100 E. State Street, Suite #1100, St. Johns, Michigan 48879.

Resolution Creating LDFA

TIF & Development Plan



Informational Meeting Minutes: