About the Miami Downtown Development Authority

The Miami Downtown Development Authority (Miami DDA) is an independent agency of the City of Miami funded by a special tax levy on properties within its district boundaries. The agency is governed by a 15-member board of directors, which includes three public appointees and 12 downtown property owners, business owners, and/or residents. The board sets policy direction, which is implemented by a multi-disciplinary team under the oversight of the executive director.

Our mission is to grow, strengthen and promote the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami. As an autonomous agency of the City, the Miami DDA advocates, facilitates, plans, and executes business development, planning and capital improvements, and marketing and communication strategies. We commit to fulfill our mission collaboratively, ethically and professionally, consistent with the Authority’s public purpose.

More About DDA

  • Message to our DWNTWNRs
    • A message from Chairman Ken Russell and Executive Director Alyce M. Robertson.
  • DDA Agendas & Minutes
    • We are committed to being transparent about what we do to improve Downtown Miami, and as such, we make the agendas and minutes from our board and committee meetings available to the public.
  • DDA Budget
    • The budget summary for the Miami DDA's fiscal year 2016-17.
  • DDA Procurement
    • An archive of Requests For Proposal/Qualifications that have been issued by the Miami DDA.
  • DDA Staff
    • Our team is actively working to improve the economic health and vitality of Downtown Miami.
  • DDA Board
    • Our board members along with public appointees and Downtown property owners help guide the Miami DDA.