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Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority is appointed by the City Council and serves as the primary planning and development advisor for downtown Fort Collins.

Current Members and Term Expiration Dates

June 30, 2024

  • Angel Kwaitkowski, Dwight Hall, Rebecca Hill

June 30, 2025

  • David Lingle, Jenny Schulz, Amanda Huston

June 30, 2026

  • Cheryl Zimlich, Randy Shortridge, Sam Coutts

Council Liaison(s): Susan Gutowsky, Emily Francis (Alertnate)

Staff Liaison(s): Krista Knott

Archived Documents

View archived agendas, minutes, and more.


Downtown Development Authority is quasi-autonomous, has certain powers and duties granted to it by Colorado Statute, has authority to levy a property tax up to 5 mills for its operations and has the ability to issue tax increment bonds to provide public services within its boundaries.

Recommended Qualifications

Must be a landowner, resident or business tenant within the boundaries of the Authority and have an interest in the revitalization and rejuvenation of downtown Fort Collins as the hub of community activity.

Time Commitment

8 hours/month

Miscellaneous Info