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DDA - Downtown Development Authority

The City of Jonesville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created in 1994 to promote economic growth and revitalization by using Tax Increment Financing to stimulate new private investments and broaden the local tax base. 

The DDA Board meets the second Tuesday of every other month at 7:30 A.M. at City Hall, 265 E. Chicago Street. The public is always welcome to attend.

Board Members
Chair Don Toffolo, Edward Jones

Gerry Arno, Jonesville City Mayor
Chris Fast, Andrew Mack & Son
Gale Fix, Wal-Mart Supercenter – Jonesville
Don Germann, County National Bank
Ron Gow, Village Heights Condos
Abe Graves, Jonesville Lumber
Joe Ruden, Barrett Insurance Agency
Penny Sarles, Shear Magic 


The DDA prepares an annual operating budget and a five-year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP).  These are approved annually as a component of the overall City budget and CIP.  The DDA and City operate on a fiscal year that begins on July 1st and concludes on June 30th.

The City of Jonesville has an audit report prepared annually by and independent Certified Public Accounting Firm.  The DDA funds are included in this annual audit.

The DDA does not have any current contracts.  It reimburses for costs associated with City expenses for contract mowing services.  A copy of this agreement is available at City Hall upon request.

Complete Streets
  • Complete Streets PresentationClick Here
  • Dan Burden's PresentationClick Here (This presentation was recorded. It is available for viewing at the Jonesville City Hall during regular business hours.)

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