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

Member: Brady Totten

Member: Robby Johnson
Township Board Rep: Ray Letterman 

Please direct all communications for the DDA to Riley Kiessling, Clerk:

Administration Staff:

Clerical Support: Riley Kiessling -

Financial Support: Corey Trinklein -

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


2023 Meeting Dates (Meetings are called as needed):


DDA Building Improvement Grant:
Grant Application

Grant Guidelines

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. 

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