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As a member of the Michigan Downtown Association (MDA), you will be a part of a statewide network of downtown agencies, municipalities, businesses, individuals, and others who are committed to promoting and supporting the development, revitalization, improvement, and growth of Michigan communities and downtowns. The Michigan Downtown Association's mission is to strengthen downtowns. We do this by providing our members with advocacy support, education, and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Benefits of membership include:
Receive critical legislative support and advocacy assistance through the MDA's lobbying efforts at both the state and federal levels of government. The MDA holds an annual advocacy day for members in Lansing, where they have the opportunity to meet their representatives and receive updates on legislation and initiatives that may affect downtowns.
Enjoy continuing education through MDA's annual statewide conference, two workshops per year, and professional certification opportunities.
Stay connected with your colleagues and find new opportunities through our online membership directory, Member Discussion Board (for members-only), and by attending three major events yearly, including a one-day workshops and a two-day annual conference. Each event highlights an important topic for downtown professionals and provides opportunities to meet new colleagues, reconnect with peers, and learn critical best practices for downtown professionals.
Discover partnership opportunities and grow your successes through co-op advertising initiatives.
Receive members-only access to the MDA's web site with features that include regular email communications, message/discussion boards for a variety of topics and questions, a personal account with dashboard, access to state lawmakers, important documents, event presentations, and more.
How to Join
The MDA offers affordable membership categories. The membership year is October 1 - September 30, which coincides with the MDA’s fiscal year. Memberships may be paid online via PayPal or completed by filling out the online application, printing and submitting it with a check for the appropriate amount of dues to:
Michigan Downtown Association
P.O. Box 3591
North Branch, MI 48461-3591
We encourage you to use the MDA's online Member Portal which is full of great opportunities for you to share news releases, ask questions of fellow members, register for events, post job listings, and more. With your new membership, you will receive an email with your login information. You can reset passwords anytime.
Be sure to visit our social media sites on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. There is a private Facebook group site for MDA members only, Many members utilize this group site to ask questions, advice, and network with other members. You can search for it on Facebook.
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