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.
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Steve Hudson, Chair

Hudson Capital Group

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Greg Brewton, Vice Chair

Greg Brewton & Associates

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Alan Hooper, Secretary

Hooper Construction

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Charlie Ladd, Treasurer

Barron Commercial Development

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Jim Ellis, Board Member

Ellis Diversified

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Stephanie Toothaker, Esq., Board Member

Toothaker.org

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Dev Motwani, Board Member

Merrimac Ventures

DDA TEAM.
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Jenni Morejon

President & CEO

jenni@ddaftl.org

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Elizabeth Van Zandt

Executive Vice President

elizabeth@ddaftl.org

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Alex Saiz

Planning & Program Manager

alex@ddaftl.org

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Marti Brown

Office Manager

marti@ddaftl.org

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Matthew Schnur

Research & Innovation Manager

matthew@ddaftl.org

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John Milledge

General Counsel