WELCOME TO DOWNTOWN MILAN

Nestled alongside Ford Lake, our downtown evokes all the best of small-town life. Our locally owned businesses truly define customer service, while our vibrant events bring our home to life. We invite you to explore this amazing place, learn about our vision, and become a part of our future.

There are plenty of communities that are planning. In Milan, we are doing.

You owe it to yourself to discover downtown Milan. It’s Happening!

All of the committees and the staff of the DDA function under a governing board of city officials, business owners and appointed members of the local community.

Development Plan + Tax Increment Financing Plan for City of Milan Downtown Development Authority.
DDA Bylaws
Downtown Development Plan

DDA STAFF
Jessica Meingasner, Director  
ddamilanmi@gmail.com

DDA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Carrie Ritchie, Chair (First Merchants Bank)
Shannon Dare Wayne, Vice Chair (Ford Motor Company)
Annie Baldwin, Secretary (resident)
Ed Kolar (Mayor, City of Milan / Hamden Law)
Chris Baker (Milan Children's Preschool)
Abygayle Cryderman (Dance Xplosion)
Tony Thompson (Fender's Bar & Grill)
Patrick Shannon (Hungry Howie's)
Joe Pusta (Lavender Lane)
Jesse Nie (resident)