Brownfield Redevelopment Authority


The Jackson Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (JBRA) promotes the revitalization of environmentally distressed areas, and facilitates the implementation of Brownfield Plans relating to the designation and treatment of Brownfield Redevelopment zones. The authority oversees the use of tax increment financing on select properties, such as former industrial and commercial sites, that need special attention to be redeveloped. Taxes from these properties are captured to fund redevelopment.

JBRA Board & Meetings 

The JBRA is overseen by a board of 11 members and generally meets on the second Wednesday of even months (February, April, June, August, October, December) at 9:00 am. Most of the agenda items are internal matters and do not involve the public; however, in the event that an external application is submitted, it shall comply with the schedule below to provide staff the time to prepare the analysis.  The City encourages applicants to inform staff of their plans prior to official submission of a request.  Doing so will help to avoid a delay in the consideration of a proposal.  

A 2021 meeting and deadline schedule can be found on this page.

The latest meeting information, including virtual meeting details, is posted on the City Meeting and Event CalendarFuture meeting agendas will be posted in the Agenda and Minutes Center. 

Recordings of virtual meetings are available on this page. 

If you'd like to serve on the JBRA Board, submit an online board/commission application through the City website. 

Contact Us

  1. Department of Neighborhood & Economic Operations

    3rd Floor of City Hall 

    161 W. Michigan Ave.

    Jackson, MI 49201




    Dan Greer (Chair)

    Steve Duke (Vice Chair)

    Phil Hones (Secretary/Treasurer)

    Mayor Derek Dobies

    Councilmember Laura Dwyer Schlecte 

    City Manager Jonathan Greene

    Darrell Norris 

    Mishele Wilkins

    Ken Straub