Local Development Finance Authority

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About the Board

Pursuant to Act 281 of 1986, the Midland Local Development Finance Authority was established in 1999 with the operating purpose to eliminate the causes of unemployment, underemployment and joblessness and to promote economic growth in the City. This Authority oversees the use of certain tax captures, grants, in-kind contributions, and donations for use to develop high technology business incubators, improve property, and market the area to attract businesses.

In March 2013, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation ("MEDC") conditionally approved the SmartZone designation for the City of Midland. The SmartZone facilitates the capture of certain taxes for use by the Local Development Finance Authority to create or promote the development and attraction of high technology activities to the designated SmartZone. 

Current Authority Members

Term Expires
Carol StoneStaff LiaisonTenure of Office
Jenee Velasquez11/11/200212/01/2022
Meleah Retzloff11/11/201912/01/2022
Bryan Kriz11/11/201912/01/2022
John Bartos11/11/200212/01/2023
Rebecca Cox11/11/201912/01/2022
Bryan Brown11/11/201912/01/2022
Michael SharronMidland Public SchoolsTenure of Office
Bryan BrutynMidland Public SchoolsTenure of Office
Bridgette GransdenCounty of MidlandTenure of Office
Sarah DuFresneDelta CollegeTenure of Office

Contact Us

  1. Local Development Finance Authority

    David A. Keenan
    Assistant City Manager, City of Midland
    333 W Ellsworth Street
    Midland, MI 48640 
    Phone: 989-837-3329
    Fax: 989-837-5715
    Email David Keenan


    Tony Stamas
    President & CEO, Midland Business Alliance
    300 Rodd Street
    Midland, MI 48640 
    Phone: 989-539-9522
    Fax: 989-835-3701
    Email Tony Stamas

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