Chairperson: Kurt Kiessling -
Member: Don Morse
Member: Jim Totten
Member: Paul Glantz
Member: Jim Garno
Member: Kurt Kendziorski

Member: Vacant

Member: Vacant
Township Board Rep: Ray Letterman -

Administration Staff:

Clerical Support: Corey Trinklein -

Financial Support: Karen Parlberg -

Downtown Development Authority Contact Information:

Birch Run Township DDA

8425 Main St.

PO Box 152

Birch Run, MI 48415

Phone: 989-624-9773

Fax: 989-624-1177


2021 Meeting Dates (Meetings are called as needed):

February 10, 2021 Regular Meeting (agenda available here)

March 3, 2021 Special Meeting (agenda available here)

June 9, 2021 Special Meeting (agenda available here)

September 8, 2021 Special Meeting (cancelled due to lack of quorum) (agenda available here)

October 13, 2021 Special Meeting (agenda available here)

DDA Boundary Map

DDA Minutes

DDA Annual Budgets

DDA Annual Audits

DDA Annual TIF Report

DDA Development Plan and Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Plan

​​Current Contracts for the Downtown Development Authority:

  • Police Protection Services Contract - Police Patrol / 9-1-1 Response Services

  • Clerical and Financial Support Services Contract - Provides clerical and financial support to the DDA Board

  • Water Tower Financing Agreement - Financial contribution towards the Water Tower construction loan payment


The Birch Run Township DDA intends to use its fund balance on a sewer interceptor project that has previously been approved by the DDA and the Township Board of Trustees, but is not yet in the construction phase.  Remaining fund balance is currently intended to be used on future sewer improvements and a streetscaping project as outlined within the Birch Run Township DDA Master Plan.