Who We Are.

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is an independent taxing district established by the Florida State Legislature in 1965. Led by a seven-member appointed board of directors, the Fort Lauderdale DDA has spearheaded legacy projects over the past fifty years to ensure Downtown is and remains the urban center of Broward County. Collaborating with public and private stakeholders the DDA continues to serve as a the agency responsible for coordinating and facilitating continued investment, community engagement, and consistent improvement in Downtown Fort Lauderdale.  

BOARD OF DIRECTORS.

John Ropes, Chair

Ropes Associates

Charlie Ladd, Vice Chair

Barron Commercial Development

Alan Hooper, Secretary

Hooper Construction

Steve Hudson, Treasurer

Hudson Capital Group

Jim Ellis, Board Member

Ellis Diversified

Tim Petrillo, Board Member

The Restaurant People

Greg Durden, Board Member

Gregory Durden, P.A.

DDA TEAM.

John Milledge, Legal Counsel

Jenni Morejon

President & CEO

jenni@ddaftl.org

Elizabeth Van Zandt

Executive Vice President

elizabeth@ddaftl.org

Alex Saiz

Planning & Program Manager

alex@ddaftl.org

Marti Brown

Office Manager

marti@ddaftl.org