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The Midland Center City Authority & Board



Midland Center City: For more detailed information on the goals of the Center City Authority please review the Center City Development Plan.

To provide an environment for success that leads to sustainable economic growth in the Center City Area....


In a unanimous vote on Monday, May 12, 2008, the Midland City Council approved the creation of the Corridor Improvement Authority for the Center City commercial district which includes S. Saginaw Rd. from Manor St. just north of Ashman Circle south to Patrick Rd. and Washington St. from Cambridge south to Patrick. The council agreed there was tremendous support for this based on the results of the property owner petition drive in which approximately 75% indicated their support. Many council members also received phone calls and letters from their constituents, business owners and other interested citizens in support of the creation of the Authority. The City of Midland appointed members to the board in August 2008. 

The board is responsible for ongoing analysis, short- and long-term planning, marketing, event coordination, promotion and the construction, rehabilitation, preservation and reconstruction of buildings and facilities within the district. The board consists of seven members, including the City Manager. Appointed members will initially serve staggered terms of one to four years, after which all terms will be for four years. Applicants should own property or operate a business in the district or reside within .5 miles of the district boundaries.

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The board consists of nine members, including the City Manager. Appointed members will initially serve terms of four years. Applicants should own property or operate a business in the district or reside within .5 miles of the district boundaries.

Selina Tisdale ~ Staff Liaison
Executive Director | Email Selina Tisdale

Brad Kaye
Appointed ~ 07/01/15
Term Expires ~ Tenure of Office
Position ~ City Manager

David Ginis
Appointed ~ 08/11/08
Term Expires ~ 06/30/21
Position ~ Owner

Joe Kozuch
Appointed ~ 08/11/08
Term Expires ~ 06/30/20
Position ~ Owner

Clifford Miles
Appointed ~ 08/11/08
Term Expires ~ 06/30/22
Position ~ Citizen at Large

Jennifer Chappel
Appointed ~ 08/12/13
Term Expires ~ 06/30/21
Position ~ Owner

Linda Barth
Appointed ~ 06/25/18
Term Expires ~ 06/30/22
Position ~ Resident

Chris Schloemann
Appointed ~ 01/13/14
Term Expires ~ 06/30/23
Position ~ Owner

Sharon Mortensen
Appointed ~ 04/11/16
Term Expires ~ 06/30/20
Position ~ Owner

Alex Rapanos
Appointed ~ 04/11/16
Term Expires ~ 06/30/20
Position ~ Owner

Center City Authority Board meeting, agenda, and minutes information can be found on the City of Midland website.


Governance and Sustainability

This committee oversees the development and maintenance of the data used by other committees. This committee acts as a liaison to other Corridor Improvement Authorities around the state. One of the committee's main focus is on securing sustainable funding to support the Center City Authority as well as exploring continuing education opportunities for board development. They will develop an operational budget for the Authority and each committee, seek out grant opportunities and review tax district mechanisms. In addition, they will continue to strengthen cooperation with other Midland entities such as the Chamber of Commerce, Circle Business Association, Downtown Development Authority, and the Midland Downtown Business Association.

Chair: Sharon Mortensen


This group will organize district events, coordinate advertising opportunities, welcome new businesses to the district, network with business owners/managers and update the Organizational Development committee with current vacancy data.

Chair: Jennifer Chappel

Physical Improvement

Supports and develops the infrastructure needs of the Center City Authority, including its roads, signage, and trees for example. The committee works with the City of Midland to find and prioritize needs in these areas, as well has help in the implementation of these projects.

Chair: Dave Ginis