The Ferndale Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors oversee the operations of the organization. They  are responsible for  the development and implementation of projects and programs as well as management of the DDA’s annual budget. Each board member also serves on one of the DDA’s core Main Street Program committees including Biz Dev, Design, Organization and Promotions. Board members are either Downtown business owners/managers and/or Ferndale residents.  Directors are also volunteers, appointed by the Mayor of the City of Ferndale and approved by the Ferndale City Council.

The board currently meets the second Thursday of the month at the DDA office at 300 E. Nine Mile Rd.  The meetings begin at 8 am and are open to the public.  To review monthly board agendas, packets and minutes, please click on the month below.  Changes to the currently scheduled board meetings will be posted 18 hours in advance on this website and at the DDA Office.

To meet the current Ferndale DDA Board, scroll down.

Chairperson: Dean Bach
Dino’s Restaurant & Lounge
22740 Woodward
Ferndale, MI 48220
Committee:  BizDev, Promotions
Term expires:

Vice Chairperson: Chris Johnston
WAB/The Emory/Loving Touch
22646 Woodward
Ferndale, MI 48220
Committee: TBA
Term Expires: 12/16

Treasurer: Jacki Smith
Candle Wick Shoppe
175 W. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Committee:  TBD
Term Expires:  12/16

Secretary: Mindy Cupples
Ferndale Resident
Committee:  Promotions
Term Expires: 12/15

Director: Michael Hennes
(Immediate Past Chair)

Howe’s Bayou
22848 Woodward Avenue
Ferndale, MI 48220
Committee: BizDev
Term expires 12/17

Director: PJ Jacokes
Go! Comedy
255 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
(248) 327-0575
Committee: TBD
Term Expires:

Director: Ed Lane
Digital Lane Photography
195 W. Nine Mile, Suite. 101
Ferndale, MI  48220
Committee: Parking
Term Expires: 12/15

Director: Jay McMillan
Ferndale Resident
Committee: TBA
Term Expires: 12/17

Director: Jerome Raska
Blumz by JR Design
503 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
Committee: Design
Term Expires: 12/15

Director: Dave Coulter
300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-546 – 2525
Term Expires: Per Appointment

Director: Dan Martin
300 E. Nine Mile Rd.
Ferndale, MI 48220
248-546 – 2525
Term Expires: Per Appointment in lieu of Mayor