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Downtown Development Authority (DDA)
The City of Gladstone Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was established in 1992 to enhance the quality of life for the City of Gladstone residents and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors.
A Downtown Development Authority is a development agency responsible for many improvements to the downtown area.  The DDA financing mechanism allows for the capture of the incremental growth of local property taxes over a period of time to fund public infrastructure improvements. A community can capture property taxes which would have otherwise been paid to entities such as the library, community college and county, and instead use them for public improvements in targeted areas within the City.
The DDA Meetings occur the second Tuesday of the month 8:00 AM at Gladstone  City Hall located at 1100 Delta Avenue.

Regular Meeting Schedule
The DDA Board is made up of eleven members with required membership criteria as follows:

Requirement** Member Term Expiration
Mayor Jay Bostwick No Expiration
Resident* Darin Hunter May 2018
Property Owner VACANCY May 2020
Property Owner Sarah Slagstad May 2021
Property Owner Judy Owens May 2020
Property Owner Jackie French, USDA May 2018
Property Owner Marcey Skwor, Baybank May 2018
Property Owner Linda Wicklund, Firstbank May 2019
Open Linda Howlett, Gladstone School Board May 2021
Open VACANCY May 2019
Open Derby Chase May 2018


Facade Improvement Program

The Gladstone Downtown Development Authority TIF Plan includes a variety of specific goals for the DDA area.  Among these are provisions for a Storefront Improvement Program.  This activity was budgeted at $100,000 in the original plan.  At their regular meeting on July 7, 2002 the DDA Board approved the concept of a facade improvement program. Facade Guidelines available here.

City of Gladstone DDA Mission Statement

To enhance the quality of life and develop a positive image of Downtown Gladstone for businesses, residents and visitors.


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