Board of Directors

James K. Ralph, Jr.


Company – James Ralph Agency, Inc.

Ryan McKindles

Ryan McKindles


Company – HealthRise Solutions

Dr. Daveda J. Colbert


Company – Oak Park School District

Name Company
Kenson J. Siver Mayor – City of Southfield
Beverly F. Berry Southfield Resident
Joseph R. Hurshe Ascension Health
Frederick A. Najor Najor Companies
Arik Rusk Kenmar Corporation
Thomas J. Earhardt Guardian Alarm
Shawn Stafford RESSCO
W. Michael McFarland Resident

Southfield DDA Staff

Al Aceves

Executive Director

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


Melissa Schlicker

Melissa Schlicker - Assistant to the Executive Director

Assistant to the Executive Director

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


Upcoming Board Meetings:

 2018 SDDA Regular Board Meeting Schedule


  • January 19, 2018
  • March 14, 2018 – 10 a.m.
  • May 18, 2018
  • July 27, 2018
  • September 21, 2018
  • November 16, 2018

All meetings are held at 8am at: 18000 W. Nine Mile Rd., Suite 320 Southfield, MI 48075

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