TIFA Monroe North TIFA

The Monroe North Tax Increment Financing Authority (TIFA) is a funding tool Downtown Grand Rapids Inc. administers to help catalyze public and private investment in the Monroe North neighborhood. Funds go to support real private property improvements, build streets and public infrastructure, as well as maintain and expand parks and other public amenities.

Established by the City Commission in 1985 under state law, the Monroe North TIFA's principal source of funding revenue generated by increasing property values within the MNTIFA district. City Commission annually approves the budget. A 9-member Board of Directors appointed by the Mayor with concurrence from City Commission govern the Monroe North TIFA. The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday. More details are on the City Clerk Page.

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Board Members

  1. Howard Hansen, Chair

    Independent

  2. Shaun P. Biel, Vice-Chair

    Spectrum Health

  3. Mayor Rosalynn Bliss

    City of Grand Rapids

  4. Diedre Deering

    West Michigan Literacy Center

  5. Kayem Dunn

    Independent

  6. Jane Gietzen

    Spectrum Health

  7. Carl D. Kelly

    Independent

  8. Mark Roys

    CSM Group

  9. Elizabeth Sangalli-Hillary

    LocalFirst

  10. Jim Talen

    Kent County Commissioner