DDA Director
Al Weinberg

Evart DDA
127 River St.

Evart, MI 49631

E: al.weinberg@evart.org
P: 231.734.0185

 

Downtown park
Evart DDA

The Evart DDA is seeking a positive and engaging fulltime director to continue Evart’s strategic comeback.  See the complete job description below. Please send resumes to ddadirector@evart.org

Evart DDA Director Position Description

The Evart Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to create a vibrant community that attracts and retains businesses and to enhance the quality of life of our residents. To fulfill this mission the DDA Board agreed to adopt the Michigan Main Street 4-Point strategy.  

 Summary

The Evart DDA Director is responsible for creating and managing our strategy that meets the goals determined by the Evart DDA Board of Directors in cooperation with National Main Street and Michigan Main Street Center.  

The DDA Director is an advocate for businesses, providing information and background on the goals and accomplishments of the DDA district to the City of Evart, business owners, local governments, Civic Organizations, and the Evart Community. 

 The DDA Director will be a positive and energetic source, supporting the long-term revitalization of downtown Evart, as well as, businesses throughout the community.

 The DDA Director will act as a liaison for businesses, assisting with good practices, and compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulations.

 The DDA office has no clerical staff.  The DDA Director is responsible for his/her own clerical duties and related administrative functions.

 Responsibilities

The DDA Director duties will encompass a variety of tasks as determined by the DDA Board of Directors.  Evaluations of performance is based on the completion of tasks, and defined goals and objectives that help move the program forward, as agreed upon by the DDA Director and the Board of Directors.

 The DDA Director should carry out the following tasks: 

  1. Serve as a visible contact person for the DDA and the Evart area.
  2. Work with the DDA Board of Directors to implement and guide the main goals of the organization.
  3. Understand and implement the Main Street Four-Point Approach to economic revitalization.
  4. Direct efforts at business retention, expansion, and recruitment, including providing information, expertise, and appropriate referrals to business owners, marketing the Main Street Program to outside businesses, working with developers and building owners to enhance the quality of retail and commercial businesses and the quality of their retail/commercial space.  Proactively identifies and recruits local, regional and national retailers, and small businesses.
  5. Assist in the development of funding sources for expansion and development of the Main Street Program in cooperation with other organizations, agencies, and state and local government entities.
  6. Assist in the promotion of the DDA Programs to increase the diversity of the population visiting and using Evart businesses.
  7. Work with the DDA Board of Directors and various committees to develop and implement an annual work plan and in developing work plans upon which the program will operate.
  8. Be well-versed on the City of Evart Master Plan and the Evart DDA’s Strategic Plan.  Additionally, understand the following documents:  City of Evart Market Studies, City of Evart Zoning Ordinance, the Parks and Recreation Plan, and other associated documents to enhance the revitalization of downtown Evart.
  9. Create and implement a platform of regular, monthly contacts with existing and new partnerships and volunteers of the DDA to foster support and participation in program initiatives.
  10. Be familiar with persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the revitalization of Evart, including but not limited to the Evart City Council, The Local Development Financial Authority, Osceola County Economic Development.
  11. Work directly with the community to enhance the image of downtown Evart. 
  12. Arrange DDA Board of Directors monthly meetings and strategic work sessions, committees, sub-committee, and task group meetings as necessary, or as indicated by the Board of Directors.
  13. Work with the DDA Board CPA and/or any required financial personnel to facilitate the finances of the DDA and report such to the DDA Board of Directors.
  14. Provide assistance and organization of all program committees.
  15. Assist in the management, recruitment, evaluation, and retention of volunteers, including members of the four Main Street Committees associated with the Main Street 4-Point Approach, special project volunteers, and short term-volunteers.  Assist committee volunteers with the implementation of work plan items.
  16. Assist in the production of press releases and maintain good relationships with the various media in the region.
  17. Assist with writing, editing, and publishing informational brochures, information packets, and flyers, and any printed or published communication.
  18. Apply for grants that assist in accomplishing the DDA mission and goals. (i.e.  Osceola County Community Foundation, Michigan Council of the Arts and Cultural Affairs  as well as others)
  19. Ensure that all outgoing Michigan Main Street materials adhere to the policies and standards of the Main Street Program.
  20. Prepare necessary reports, summaries, and research projects, as assigned by the DDA Board of Directors, and as required by the Michigan Main Street Center and National Main Street Center.
  21. Maintain the DDA (evart.org) websites and supervise the use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in order to communicate and promote programs.
  22. Provide regular reports to the City of Evart City Council regarding the activities and financial conditions.
  23. Attend necessary training sessions as required by the Michigan Main Street Center and National Main Street Center.
  24. Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the DDA Board of Directors.

 Desired Qualifications

 The DDA Director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:  economics, finance, public relations, land use planning, business administration, public administration, volunteer or non-profit administration, retailing, architecture, historic preservation, and/or small business development.  A bachelors degree is preferred.

 Desired Attributes, Skills & Abilities

  •  A Positive Outlook; should have an optimistic, energetic and engaging attitude with residents, business owners and visitors. 
  • An Entrepreneurial Spirit; should be a self-starter and resource, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent and often stressful environment. 
  •  Have a thorough knowledge of the Main Street Four-Point Approach to economic revitalization.
  • Possess exceptional public speaking skills and written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must have adequate computer skills and be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet and other digital applications.


The City of Evart, Downtown Development Authority do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.
This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the DDA Board of Directors as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.


The Evart Downtown Development Authority exists to strengthen Evart through public improvements creating a vibrant community that supports and attracts businesses in the downtown area.  Since 1987 we have initiated many programs and projects that have beautified our downtown and improved the quality of life for our residents and visitors.

Downtown Development Authority meetings take place at 127 River Street at 10:00 A.M. on the 2nd Tuesday of each month.

Board Members:
Al Weinberg, DDA Director
Alan Bengry  ~Holihan Drugs Store
Amanda Case ~Members First Credit Union
Jason O-Dell~ Evart Middle School 
June Marie Essner~ Juneberry Cottage
Karen Copeman~ KC's Party Store
Lynn Salinas~ Taylor Insurance
Molly Cataldo ~ Edward Jones
Shannon Schmidt~ Unit Assistant 
Zackery Szakacs~ Evart City Manager 

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Evart DDA Director

Position Description

 

The Evart Downtown Development Authority’s mission is to create a vibrant community that attracts and retains businesses and to enhance the quality of life of our residents. To fulfill this mission the DDA Board agreed to adopt the Michigan Main Street 4-Point strategy.  

 

Summary

The Evart DDA Director is responsible for creating and managing our strategy that meets the goals determined by the Evart DDA Board of Directors in cooperation with National Main Street and Michigan Main Street Center. 

 

The DDA Director is an advocate for businesses, providing information and background on the goals and accomplishments of the DDA district to the City of Evart, business owners, local governments, Civic Organizations, and the Evart Community. 

 

The DDA Director will be a positive and energetic source, supporting the long-term revitalization of downtown Evart, as well as, businesses throughout the community.

 

The DDA Director will act as a liaison for businesses, assisting with good practices, and compliance with city, county, state, and federal regulations.

 

The DDA office has no clerical staff.  The DDA Director is responsible for his/her own clerical duties and related administrative functions.

 

Responsibilities

The DDA Director duties will encompass a variety of tasks as determined by the DDA Board of Directors.  Evaluations of performance is based on the completion of tasks, and defined goals and objectives that help move the program forward, as agreed upon by the DDA Director and the Board of Directors.

 

The DDA Director should carry out the following tasks:

 

1.    Serve as a visible contact person for the DDA and the Evart area.

 

2.    Work with the DDA Board of Directors to implement and guide the main goals of the organization.

 

3.    Understand and implement the Main Street Four-Point Approach to economic revitalization.

 

4.    Direct efforts at business retention, expansion, and recruitment, including providing information, expertise, and appropriate referrals to business owners, marketing the Main Street Program to outside businesses, working with developers and building owners to enhance the quality of retail and commercial businesses and the quality of their retail/commercial space.  Proactively identifies and recruits local, regional and national retailers, and small businesses.

 

5.    Assist in the development of funding sources for expansion and development of the Main Street Program in cooperation with other organizations, agencies, and state and local government entities.

 

6.    Assist in the promotion of the DDA Programs to increase the diversity of the population visiting and using Evart businesses.

 

7.    Work with the DDA Board of Directors and various committees to develop and implement an annual work plan and in developing work plans upon which the program will operate.

 

8.    Be well-versed on the City of Evart Master Plan and the Evart DDA’s Strategic Plan.  Additionally, understand the following documents:  City of Evart Market Studies, City of Evart Zoning Ordinance, the Parks and Recreation Plan, and other associated documents to enhance the revitalization of downtown Evart.

 

9.    Create and implement a platform of regular, monthly contacts with existing and new partnerships and volunteers of the DDA to foster support and participation of program initiatives.

 

10.Be familiar with persons and groups directly or indirectly involved in the revitalization of Evart, including but not limited to the Evart City Council, The Local Development Financial Authority, Osceola County Economic Development.

 

11.Work directly with the community to enhance the image of downtown Evart. 

 

12.Arrange DDA Board of Directors monthly meetings and strategic work sessions, committees, sub-committee, and task group meetings as necessary, or as indicated by the Board of Directors.

 

13.Work with the DDA Board CPA and/or any required financial personnel to facilitate the finances for the DDA and report such to the DDA Board of Directors.

 

14.Provide assistance and organization of all program committees.

 

15.Assist in the management, recruitment, evaluation, and retention of volunteers, including members of the four Main Street Committees associated with the Main Street 4-Point Approach, special project volunteers, and short term-volunteers.  Assist committee volunteers with implementation of work plan items.

 

16.Assist in the production of press releases and maintain good relationships with the various media in the region.

 

17.Assist with writing, editing, and publishing informational brochures, information packets, and flyers, and any printed or published communication.

18. Apply for grants that assist with accomplishing the DDA mission and goals. (i.e.  Osceola County Community Foundation, Michigan Counsel of the Arts and Cultural Affairs  as well as others)

 

19.Ensure that all outgoing Michigan Main Street materials adhere to the policies and standards of the Main Street Program.

 

20.Prepare necessary reports, summaries, and research projects, as assigned by the DDA Board of Directors, and as required by the Michigan Main Street Center and National Main Street Center.

 

21.Maintain the DDA (evart.org) websites and supervise the use of social media such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter in order to communicate and promote programs.

 

22.Provide regular reports to the City of Evart City Council regarding the activities and financial conditions.

 

23.Attend necessary training sessions as required by the Michigan Main Street Center and National Main Street Center.

 

24.Perform other duties as may be assigned from time to time by the DDA Board of Directors.

 

Desired Qualifications

 

The DDA Director should have education and/or experience in one or more of the following areas:  economics, finance, public relations, land use planning, business administration, public administration, volunteer or non-profit administration, retailing, architecture, historic preservation, and/or small business development.  A bachelors degree is preferred.

 

Desired Attributes, Skills & Abilities

 

A Positive Outlook; should have and optimistic, energetic and engaging attitude with residents, business owners and visitors. 

 

An Entrepreneurial Spirit; should be a self-starter and resource, imaginative, well organized and capable of functioning effectively in an independent and often stressful environment. 

 

Have thorough knowledge of the Main Street Four-Point Approach to economic revitalization.

 

Possess exceptional public speaking skills and written and verbal communication skills. 

 

Must have adequate computer skills and be proficient in word processing and spreadsheet and other digital applications.

 

The City of Evart, Downtown Development Authority do not discriminate based on race, color, national origin, gender, sexual preference, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of services.

 

This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the DDA Board of Directors as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.