Downtown Development Authority
The DDA annually invests in Downtown beautification such as planting and maintenance of flowers in hanging baskets and fixed planters. Implementation and maintenance of twinkle lights on street trees. banners, benches and picnic tables.
The DDA organizes and implements a Downtown Farmers Market that runs on Tuesdays and Fridays from May through October with an additional Holiday Market in November.
The DDA contributes funding to the Downtown Business Association that markets and promotes the Downtown by providing live music in Pocket Park on Fridays during the Farmers Market, sponsoring events throughout the year that draw people to the downtown and help sustain the local business owners and actively market the Downtown through social media.The DDA is governed by a nine member board that is appointed by the Big Rapids City Commission. It is considered a discretely presented component unit and financial statements are issued as part of the audit report of the City of Big Rapids.
As a part of PA 57 of 2018, new reporting requirements have been issued. Please visit the "Forms and Reports" tab or click here for additional information.