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Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
The City of Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1992 to enhance the quality of life for the City of Gladstone residents and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors.
A Downtown Development Authority is a development agency responsible for many improvements to the downtown area.  The DDA financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. A community can capture property taxes which would have otherwise been paid to entities such as the library, community college and county, and instead use them for public improvements in targeted areas within the City.
The DDA Meetings occur the second Tuesday of the month 8:00 AM at Gladstone  City Hall located at 1100 Delta Avenue.

Regular Meeting Schedule
The DDA Board is made up of eleven members with required membership criteria as follows:

Requirement** Member Term Expiration
Mayor Joe Thompson No Expiration
Resident* 211 South 9th Street Jay Bostwick May 2018
Property Owner - Frame Farm Derby Chase May 2019
Property Owner - Great Lakes Credit Union Sarah Slagstad May 2021
Property Owner - State Wide Real Estate Judy Owens May 2020
Property Owner - VACANCY May 2020
Property Owner - Baybank Marcey Skwor May 2018
Property Owner - First Bank Linda Wicklund May 2019
Open - Gladstone School Board Member Linda Howlett May 2021
Open - (Resident) - 1017 Superior Avenue Linda Norlander May 2018
Open - (Property Owner) USDA Jackie French May 2018


Facade Improvement Program

The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority TIF Plan includes a variety of specific goals for the DDA area.  Among these are provisions for a Storefront Improvement Program.  This activity was budgeted at $100,000 in the original plan.  At their regular meeting on July 7, 2002 the DDA Board approved the concept of a facade improvement program. Facade Guidelines available here.

City of Gladstone DDA Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors.


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