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216 Park Avenue
Petoskey, MI 49770

Come enjoy Downtown Petoskey on Lake Michigan and Little Traverse Bay with unique shops and restaurants in the Gaslight Shopping District. Serving Bay Harbor, Bay View, Harbor Springs, Walloon Lake and Emmet County.

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Downtown Management Board

All Downtown Petoskey activities are overseen by the Downtown Management Board (DMB), a group of nine members who are appointed by the mayor and also serve as Downtown Development Authority members. 

About the DMB

Activities of the downtown organization include special events, marketing, beautification and maintenance efforts, and economic development projects. This board also oversees the Downtown Parking Fund and the Parking Management System through its Executive Parking Committee. Volunteer committees that report to the DMB are the Downtown Marketing Committee, the Downtown Design Committee, and the Downtown Events Committee. 

Management Board Members

Reg Smith, Chair

Doug Buck, Vice Chair

Ed Karmann

Dan Harris

Noah Marshall-Rashid

Benjamin Slocum

Jessica Stubbs

Robin Bennett

John Murphy, Mayor

Click here for Membership Roster

Mission Statement

A self-governing board dedicated to planning, promoting, and preserving the downtown business district - the hub of our
community – for the greater good of the business, professional, social, cultural and service activities located within the defined downtown area.

Purposes of the Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors and Downtown Management Board are to:

(1)  Provide leadership for the implementation of improvements as outlined in the Downtown Master Plan as adopted by the City of Petoskey in 1987;

(2)  Promote public and private development and physical improvements in the downtown business district as initiated by individuals and organizations;

(3)  Serve as an advisory body to the City of Petoskey in matters pertaining to the downtown business district; and

(4)  coordinate appropriate downtown programs and services.



The Downtown Management Board is scheduled to meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 in the Community Room of City Hall. The public is welcome. 


216 Park Ave; Petoskey, MI 49770


Strategic Plan

Application to Serve

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