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Downtown Development Authority

The Farmington City Council established the Farmington Downtown Development Authority (DDA) in 1986. The enabling ordinance establishing the DDA states that its purpose is to prevent deterioration of business, to encourage historical preservation, to authorize the creation and implementation of development plans, to promote economic growth, and to utilize tax increment financing within the district as authorized by statute.

The DDA is comprised of nine members and is scheduled to meet regularly on the first Wednesday of each month at 8 a.m. The DDA Board composition requires that a majority of its members must own property or have a business within the DDA District. In addition, the DDA Board must also have a resident located within the district or in close proximity.

 Members Term Ending
Donovan Singleton 2/28/2026
Linda Deskins 2/28/2025
Claire Perko 2/28/2025
James McLaughlin 2/28/2024
Shawn MacDonell Kavanagh 2/28/2028
Thomas Pascaris 2/28/2026
Todd Craft, President 2/28/2025
Vacancy 2/28/2028
Johnna Balk, Mayor Pro Tem Ex Officio  

DDA Resources

DDA Website

Click here for Agendas and Minutes

Staff Liaison and Contacts  
Kate Knight, DDA Executive Director  248-473-7276