Brownfield Redevelopment Authority

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Current Roster

Name Term Position
Roslyn Grafstein 11-10-25 Mayor
*Ruth Charlebois 02-28-24 Member-at-Large (Secretary)
*Joseph Keys 02-28-24 Member-at-Large
*Michael Sheppard 02-28-24 Member-at-Large
*Giuseppe (Joe) Marando 02-28-25 Member-at-Large
*Lenea Renshaw 02-28-25 Member-at-Large 
VACANT 02-28-25 Member-at-Large
Rickey Busler 02-28-26 Member-at-Large (Treasurer)
*Gordon Davignon 02-28-26 Member-at-Large
Melissa Marsh   Member-at-Large (City Manager)
*Yousif Jarbo 02-28-27 Member-at-Large (Vice-Chair)
*Michael Van Buren 02-28-27 Member-at-Large (Chair)
VACANT 02-28-27 Member-at-Large
Giles Tucker   Staff Liaison
* Members with a property interest.


The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority assists property owners and businesses redevelop sites that have environmental contamination. If a site qualifies, tax incentives may be available to assist in the costs associated with clean up and redevelopment.

Membership Information


This board is comprised of 8 to 12 members of the Downtown Development Authority and the Mayor and no less than a majority of the members shall be persons having an interest in property located within the downtown district.


Members-at-large serve 4 year terms. The authority is a member of a coalition with 6 other Oakland County communities that was awarded a $600,000 dollar United States Environmental Protection Agency Coalition Assessment Grant. Madison Heights' share $60,000.

Desired skill set of board members

Real estate development, assessing, business development  knowledge is desired. Must have either property interest located within the DDA district and/or a commitment to redevelopment in Madison Heights. 

For more information, contact the City Clerk's Office.

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