Kalamazoo Downtown Economic Growth Authority


The Kalamazoo Downtown Economic Growth Authority (DEGA) oversees DDA’s economic growth efforts. DEGA supports the downtown economy by reinvesting a percentage of property taxes into various downtown businesses and initiatives. They use the growth of those investments to fund further developments that help the community thrive. All meetings are open to the public.

Board of Directors

  • Jeff Breneman

    Western Michigan University

  • Grant Fletcher

    Bronson Healthcare

  • Stephanie Hinman

    The State Theatre

  • David Anderson

    Mayor, City of Kalamazoo

  • Susan Lindemann

    Kalamazoo College

  • Laura Worline

    W/E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research/ Michigan Works! Southwest

  • Ryan Wieber

    Kalamazoo Public Library

  • Carl Brown