DDA Board of Directors

Board of Directors
The Downtown Development Authority is governed by a Board of Directors, appointed by the Mayor with the approval of the City Council. The DDA Board is comprised of residents, business owners, and elected officials who volunteer their time to improve the community. 

The 10 member Board of Director is chaired by Bobbi Lovins, Strategic Manager of Wallace Financial. By ordinance, at least 6 members must be persons having an interest in property located within the DDA district. The members of the Board are appointed by the Mayor, and approved by the City Council, for four year terms, and are currently made up of the following members:

 Board Member  Profession
 Sam Surnow  President of the Surnow Company
 Kelly Garrett  Mayor, City of Lathrup Village
 Vernon English  Lathrup Village Resident
 Dan Verderbar   Vice President, Brokerage Services, Friedman Real Estate
 Bobbi Lovins (Chair)  Strategic Manager of Wallace Financial
 Jet Dhaliwal  Commercial Property Owner in the DDA District
 Ryan Hertz  President and CEO, South Oakland Shelter
 Fred Prime  Lathrup Village resident
 Dan Sugg (Vice Chair)  Chief Mortgage Lending Officer, Michigan First Credit Union
 Sheryl Mitchell (Secretary)  City Administrator, City of Lathrup Village
 Cory Forston (alternate)  Owner, Fortson Dentistry
 Susie Stec  DDA Director & Manager - Community & Economic Development
 Pamela Bratschi  Treasurer, City of Lathrup Village

The DDA board meets at 12 Noon on the second Friday of the month in The Meeting Place, which is on the 2nd Floor of Lathrup Village City Hall.

If you are interested in serving on the LVDDA Board of Directors or committee, please complete an application and submit it to City Hall via mail, email, fax or in person. Preference will be given to property owners within the DDA district.