At its annual meeting on July 6, 2011, held immediately following its regular monthly meeting, the Ann Arbor Downtown Development Authority board elected its officers for the next year: chair, Gary Boren; vice chair, Bob Guenzel; secretary, Keith Orr; treasurer; Roger Hewitt.
Outgoing chair Joan Lowenstein’s term on the board ends on July 31, 2011, as does Gary Boren’s and John Mouat’s. Their possible reappointment was not discussed at the meeting, except for the question asked by board member Newcombe Clark: Will Boren’s term be renewed? Lowenstein simply stated that it was not known. Mayor John Hieftje – who sits on the DDA board and also makes the nominations to the board, which are confirmed by the city council – was at the meeting but did not offer a statement on the subject at the board table.
This brief was filed from the DDA offices at 150 S. Fifth Ave., where the DDA board meets. A more detailed report of the board meeting will follow: [link]