Copper Harbor Downtown Development Authority (DDA)

The Grant Township Copper Harbor DDA requires a 9-12 Member DDA Board, one of which has to be the Township Supervisor. The CH DDA also has a Secretary and a Treasurer.

Copper Harbor Downtown Development Authority (CH DDA) Board Members:

Art Davis

Kirk Filsinger

Staci Gibson

Don Kauppi

Gregory Paul Lis

Greg Mielcarz

Mike Musiel

Scott Ochodnicky, DDA Chair, Township Supervisor

Alex Protzel

Sam Raymond

Ed Tulppo

Dan Wiersgalla

Currently, the DDA has 12 Members but is still seeking Letters of Interest in the event that a Board seat becomes available. Send Letters of Interest to: CH.DDA@granttownshipmi.org.

Misty Filsinger, DDA Treasurer and Secretary
Misty.Filsinger@granttownshipmi.org

Anyone interested in working with the Copper Harbor DDA, can e-mail the Copper Harbor Downtown Development Authority (CH DDA) Board at: CH.DDA@granttownshipmi.org or the Copper Harbor DDA Chair Scott Ochodnicky at Scott.Ochodnicky@granttownshipmi.org.

The Copper Harbor DDA is a Member of the Michigan Downtown Association.

Copper Harbor DDA Meeting Schedule

The Copper Harbor DDA meets each month on the 4th Tuesday at 6:00 pm. Meetings are held at the Grant Township's Community Hall in Copper Harbor unless otherwise posted. Copper Harbor DDA meetings are open to the public and have a Public Comment period directly following the meeting. View Meeting Minutes below. 

Zoom info to be posted here monthly beginning with the November 22nd, 2022 meeting:

Copper Harbor DDA Annual Reports

Copper Harbor DDA Plan and Amendments

The original Grant Township Ordinance #10 from 1985 authorizing the formation of the Copper Harbor DDA:

  • Grant Township Ordinance #10 of 1985 (to be added soon)

The original Copper Harbor DDA plan from 1987:

The first amendment to the CH DDA plan was in 2003 to accommodate more projects and update the plan to required modifications:

The most recent amendment to the CH DDA plan was in 2010 to accommodate more projects and update the plan to required modifications:

The Copper Harbor DDA is governed by the State of Michigan Public Act 57 of 2018, which replaces Public Act 197 of 1975.

Meetings & Minutes

Past Meetings

  • November 22, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • October 25, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    Minutes to be posted soon
    [ Agenda ]  

  • September 27, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Agenda ]   [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • August 23, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Agenda ]   [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • July 26, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • June 28, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Agenda ]   [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • May 24, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Agenda ]   [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • April 26, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Agenda ]   [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • March 22, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • March 1, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • January 25, 2022 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • December 28, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • November 23, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • October 26, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    Minutes to be posted

  • September 28, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • August 24, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • July 27, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • June 22, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • May 25, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • April 27, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • March 23, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • February 23, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • January 12, 2021 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • December 22, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • November 24, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • October 27, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • September 22, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • August 25, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • July 28, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • June 23, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • May 26, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • April 28, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • March 24, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: No Meeting Held

  • February 25, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

  • January 28, 2020 (Tue)
    DDA: Regular Meeting
    [ Meeting Minutes ]

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