Downtown Development Authority

The DDA, established in 1972, is a Special District that levies property taxes within a defined boundary that includes the city’s central business district for the purpose of promoting and supporting the core downtown business area through the management and operation of events, marketing, the Downtown Farmers’ Market and other activities.

Downtown Development Authority Group Picture

Seated in front row: Michael Sznapstajler, Sheryl A. Cook
Back row: Tammy M. Kozinski, Joseph Hopkins, Commissioner Quanita May

Local Government Agency

  • Established by Special Act of State of Florida in 1972
  • Governed by Subpart E of the city of Daytona Beach’s Charter
  • The DDA is an independent, special taxing District

Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach

A focus of the DDA is to market and promote the historic Beach Street retail area, located between Bay Street and Orange Avenue, in Downtown Daytona Beach. The Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach boasts more than 60 shops, restaurants, attractions and services, plus our exceptional Farmers’ Market—all in a splendid waterfront setting. For more information, visit the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach’s website

Current Members

 Michael Sznapstajler Chair
Sheryl A. CookVice ChairCo-owner and President of Tom Cook Jeweler, a
Downtown Daytona Beach retail business
Quanita MayCity CommissionerOwner of Quanita’s Executive Wellness Coaching Fitness and Premier Ballroom Studio 
Tammy M. Kozinski
Owner of Sweet Marlays’ Coffee Shop, a
Downtown Daytona Beach business
Joseph Hopkins
Civil Engineer, Downtown Daytona Beach property
owner and operator of WROD Radio.

The DDA’s social media policy is available.

For More Information
Ken Thomas, Redevelopment Director 
(386) 671-8188
Development & Administrative Services
Room 240
P.O. Box 2451
Daytona Beach, FL 32115-2451

Agendas & Minutes

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Minutes are also available following approval.
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