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DDA Elects New Officers for 2022-23

(Monroe, MI) – The Monroe Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has elected its officers for the 2022-2023 year.  They are:  Chairman William Slicker, Vice-Chair Andrew Clark and Secretary Mary Hastings.  All three leaders represent active businesses or properties in the downtown district.

Taking the reins as Chair from term-limited Anthony Trujillo is William Slicker.  William is the managing partner in WCSlicker Properties, LLC, which owns the buildings located at 52 and 54 South Monroe Street.  He has served on the board since 2020, and has taken a lead role in its Building Improvement Grant Committee.  William hopes to sharpen the focus of the DDA on Development and Place-Making, sharing that “reclaiming dilapidated, vacant, or underused properties and areas to provide attractive residential spaces and places of opportunity for businesses. We will be focusing on assisting current building owners or developing these properties ourselves. There are many challenges involved, but with a fantastic core of energetic entrepreneurs on the Board - most of whom are themselves Downtown merchants - we have the perfect team assembled for achieving our goals.”

The freshman Vice-Chair, Andrew Clark, is the Director of the Monroe County Museum System.  A more recent appointee to the board, Andy has adapted quickly to board membership.  "I look forward to working with my fellow members of the DDA in advocating for and working to make our downtown a more attractive and engaging place to live, learn, work, and recreate."

Returning to her role of Secretary is Mary Hastings, co-owner of Brown Bag Boutique located on West Front Street.

The DDA conducts its election of officers annually at its July meeting.  Officers serve for a period of one year.