Board of Directors

James K. Ralph, Jr.


Company – James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles


Company – HealthRise Solutions

Elizabeth Rae
Oakland Community College



Company – Oakland Community College



Dr. Steven Craig Surgeon’s Choice Hospital
W. Michael McFarland Resident
Elizabeth Rae Oakland Community College
Mayor Kenson Siver City of Southfield
Aric J. Rusk Kenmar Corporation
Brant Russell Ascension Provident Hospital
Brent Uhl Guardian Alarm
Tory VanCobb Outback Steakhouse

Southfield DDA Staff

Al Aceves

Executive Director

Office: (248) 796-5192 Fax: (248) 796-5195



Assistant to the Executive Director

Office: (248) 796-5196 Fax: (248) 796-5195


Upcoming Board Meetings:

 2021 SDDA Regular Board Meeting Schedule


  • January 22, 2021
  • March 26, 2021
  • May 21, 2021
  • July 23, 2021
  • September 24, 2021
  • November 19, 2021

All meetings are held at 10 am at: 18000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Suite 320 Southfield, MI 48075

The public is welcome to join by calling the number shown on the public notice for each meeting.

Southfield Centre bldg

The Southfield Downtown Development Authority uses committees for the purpose of advising staff and reviewing specific projects. Committees meet on an “as needed” basis and may represent the full board when City Council requests representation by more than staff. The Executive Committee has further powers and duties outlined in the bylaws.

Southfield DDA Documents