Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA)


  • Meets as necessary
  • 2nd Wednesday of the month
  • 2nd Floor TIFA Office at the Dearborn Heights Justice Center
    25637 Michigan Avenue


  • Tim Emery, Chairman
  • William Davis
  • Richard Fetzer
  • Eleanor Gnatek
  • David Hull
  • Donald Killion
  • Lisa Korte
  • Rose Tripepi
  • Donald Willis
  • Hussein Hojaij
  • Cheryl Wojciechowski


The TIFA Board oversees the TIFA  Development Plan and coordinates the expenditure of taxes captured within the designated TIFA area (Michigan Avenue on the north; Van Born on the South; Telegraph Road on the east; and Inkster Road/Beech Daly Road on the west) which are used for projects to improve the infrastructure, businesses, and neighborhoods in the TIFA area. The Board is also responsible for yearly TIFA budget preparation for City Council approval.