DDA - Board of Directors

Board of Directors
The Downtown Development Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The DDA Board is comprised of residents, business owners, and elected officials who volunteer their time to improve the community. 

The 10 member Board of Directors and is chaired by Lathrup Village business owner Dave Birchler. By ordinance, at least 6 members must be persons having an interest in property located within the DDA district. The members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor, and approved by the City Council, for four year terms, and are currently made up of the following members:

 Board Member  Profession
 Vernon English Lathrup Village Resident
 Dan Sugg Manager, Michigan First Credit Union
 Sam Surnow Commercial Property Owner in the DDA District
 Kelly Garrett Mayor, City of Lathrup Village
 Fred Prime Lathrup Village Resident
 Dan Verderbar Vice President, Brokerage Services, Friedman Real Estate
 Bobbi Lovins, Chairperson   Strategic Planner, Wallace Financial
 Jet Dhaliwal Commercial Property Owner in the DDA District
 Ryan Hertz President and CEO of South Oakland Shelter
 Sheryl Mitchell, Secretary City Administrator

Susan Stec serves as the Executive Director of the DDA. She can be reached at sstec@lathrupvillage.org