Grand Junction Downtown Development Authority
The DDA was established in 1981 by the City of Grand Junction after receiving approval through a special election of the Downtown property owners and businesses. The Authority was the first such organization in the State of Colorado and this private-sector initiative exemplifies the strong dedication and support which has helped to shape Downtown Grand Junction. The primary responsibility of the DDA is to support and facilitate economic development efforts to enhance the vitality of the Downtown community through capital investment and construction.
The board members of the DDA and BID for 2016-2017 are:
- Kirk Granum – Chair
- Duncan Rowley – Vice Chair
- Shane Allerheiligen
- Martin Chazen – Council Representative
- Jodi Coleman-Niernberg
- Jason Farrington
- Thomas LaCroix
- Dan Meyer
- Vance Wagner
This nine member board is appointed by the Grand Junction City Council. Eight of the members must be a resident, business lessee, or own real property within the boundaries of the DDA. The City Council shall appoint one member that is exempt from the above qualifications. The four year terms expire in June. Meetings are held second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 7:30 a.m. at 437 Colorado Ave., Grand Junction, CO, 81501. You may apply to serve on this board by submitting a letter of interest accompanied by an application and brief resume addressed to the Grand Junction City Council, c/o the City Clerk, 250 North 5th Street, Grand Junction, CO, 81501.
Other Downtown information:
The Greater Downtown Plan
The Greater Downtown Zoning Overlay