Downtown Development Authority

Overview

The Montrose Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a non-profit, legal entity that may purchase and redevelop property, enact capital improvements, and administrate other programs for economic development.

By state law, the Montrose City Council appoints the DDA Board. The Board is comprised of downtown property owners, business owners and residents.  A City Council Member is also appointed to the DDA Board to serve as a liaison between the two governing bodies.

The DDA board adopts and promulgates rules governing its procedure, including the election of officers. Board members also oversee the business operations of the DDA, participate in creating and implementing long-range plans designed to carry out the purposes of the authority, and promote economic growth within the DDA district boundaries.

Mission

The mission of the Downtown Development Authority is to establish Downtown Montrose as a strong business, social, and cultural center for the success of downtown business and property owners through a combination of business development, physical improvements, promotion, and creating a unified voice for downtown.

Board of Directors

  • Kirk Hartman, Chair, Hartman Brothers
  • Dick Frantz, VP Finance, Colorado West Tool and Pawn
  • Doug Glaspell, Montrose City Council Liaison
  • Chaynne Carter, 970 Sports Rewind
  • Dan Mohr, Milagro Wellness Center
  • Martha Dusio, DDA District Real Estate Owner
  • Debbie Blanchard, D’Medici Footwear, Hypoxia, and Colorado-ology
  • Ken Vail, Healthy Rhythm Creative Group
  • Scott Riba, Vice Chair, Mountains West Insurance
  • Zander Parker, Parker Consultants and Accountants
  • Julie Otto, Heirlooms for Hospice

DDA Board of Director's Meetings 

The Downtown Development Authority meets once each month. Special meetings may be called as needed.

  • Meetings commence at 4:30 p.m.
  • Meetings are held on the third Tuesday of each month
  • Location of Meetings is Montrose County Administration Building Conference Room - 317 S 2nd St Montrose, CO 81401

Agendas and Minutes

Meeting agendas and minutes are posted online and agendas are also posted at the main entrance to City Hall located at 433 South First Street, Montrose, CO. Meeting minutes that are not available online can be requested from the City Clerk's Office.

Contact Information 

For more information, please contact the Downtown Development Authority at 970-497-8699.

The DDA office is located at Montrose County Administration Building Conference Room - 317 S 2nd St Montrose, CO 81401.  
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