Downtown Development Authority

Sharing Scenic Downtown Daytona Beach with the World

The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a taxing authority and a special district of The City of Daytona Beach. The Authority was created by a special act of the State and is codified in the City’s Charter. The DDA’s purpose is to initiate and implement redevelopment programs for Downtown Daytona Beach. The DDA currently levies an additional one mill tax on Downtown properties, which provides about $100,000 in annual revenue. The DDA uses this tax revenue to brand and promote Downtown Daytona Beach through a variety of initiatives—including this website.


  • Established by Special Act of State of Florida in 1972
  • Governed by Subpart E of The City of Daytona Beach Charter
  • The DDA is an Dependent, Special Taxing District

The DDA works with Downtown stakeholders, business owners, and local organizations that work together to help visitors and locals alike discover all there is to see, do and explore at the Riverfront Shops of Daytona Beach in the historic Beach Street retail area.


Robert Abraham, Chair
Local Attorney with an office in Downtown; DDA representative to the Downtown / Ballough Road Redevelopment Board

Sheryl A. Cook, Vice Chair
Co-owner and President of Tom Cook Jeweler, a Downtown Daytona Beach retail business

Kelly White, City Commissioner
Owner and Local broker with Jack White Land Company, a Downtown Daytona Beach business

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.

Jason Jeffries, Project Manager
(386) 671-8183

Development & Administrative Services
City Hall, Room 240
P.O. Box 2451
Daytona Beach, FL 32115-2451

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