Downtown Development Authority Board

Please refer to the Board calendar as locations and dates may change.  Meetings will be held in person.

Regular Meetings

  • 3rd Tuesday of each month
  • 11:30 AM
  • City Hall
    101 West 8th Street
    City Council Chambers
    Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Downtown Development Authority Board Website


  • Steve Boyd, Chief Operating Officer/Treasurer
  • Jillian Sutherland, DDA Executive Director
  • Christian Henny - Board President
    Appointed: 06/2018, 05/2022
    Term Expires:  06/2026
  • Shelley La Due Fishbein
    Appointed: 05/2022
    Term Expires: 06/2026
  • Matthew Cooke
    Appointed: 05/2022
    Term Expires 06/2026
  • Chad Lee
    Appointed: 06/2017, 07/2021
    Term Expires:  06/2025
  • Kurt Carruth
    Appointed: 06/2016, 08/2020
    Term Expires: 06/2024
  • Kevin Flohr
    Appointed: 12/2022 (to fill) 
    Term Expires: 06/2024
  • Kevin Brady
    Appointed: 06/2019
    Term Expires: 06/2023

Council Liaison

  • Marco Dehm
  • Charlie Willman (Alternate)

Composition of the Downtown Development Authority Board

The Board shall have no more than eight members who shall serve at the will of the Council. Seven shall be appointed from the general public and one member of the City Council shall be appointed annually by the Mayor to serve as a liaison between the Council and the Board. Each appointed member from the general public shall reside within, be a business lessee within, own real property within, or be an officer or director of a corporation having its place of business within the Glenwood Springs Downtown Development Authority district.

Powers and Duties of the Downtown Development Authority Board

(Per the Colorado Revised Statutes; Title 31 - Government - Municipal Powers and Functions of Cities and Towns; Article 25 - Public Improvements, Part 8 - Downtown Development Authorities; § 31-25-801. Legislative Declaration; Universal Citation: CO Rev Stat § 31-25-801)

The Powers and Duties of the Downtown Development Authority Board shall be:

  1. The general assembly declares that the organization of downtown development authorities having the purposes and powers provided in this part 8 will serve a public use; will promote the health, safety, prosperity, security, and general welfare of the inhabitants thereof and of the people of this state; will halt or prevent deterioration of property values or structures within central business districts, will halt or prevent the growth of blighted areas within such districts, and will assist municipalities in the development and redevelopment of such districts and in the overall planning to restore or provide for the continuance of the health thereof; and will be of especial benefit to the property within the boundaries of any authority created pursuant to the provisions of this part 8.
  2. The general assembly determines, finds, and declares that because of a number of atypical factors and special conditions concerning downtown development unique to each locality, the rule of strict construction shall have no application to this part 8, but it shall be liberally construed to effect the purposes and objects for which it is intended.