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Boards and Committees

The Downtown Ironwood Development Authority (DIDA) is charged with creating an environment in Downtown Ironwood that is inviting and welcoming to residents, visitors, and the business community. Utilizing placemaking concepts; the Authority is working to implement its Downtown Blueprint Plan as part of the city-wide Comprehensive Plan. The DIDA is a City committee whose membership includes business representatives, city officials, and city residents. Together they meet monthly to develop strategies and event plans to improve the downtown environment.
Downtown Ironwood is the location for The Historic Ironwood Theatre, the Ironwood Depot, the Memorial Building, Carnegie Library, and a diverse number of stores and restaurants.

Current Board - 4 year term

Anna Lovelace - June 30, 2018
Annette Burchell - November 2017
Bruce Schwartz - June 30, 2020
Char Brickner - June 30, 2018
Vacant - June 30, 2017
Nancy Korpela - June 30, 2019
Peter Tacconelli - Vice Chair - June 30, 2017
Vacant - June 30, 2016
Tom Williams - Chair - June 30. 2019

Staff Contact

Tom Bergman
Community
Development
Director
906-932-5050 x 126
Fax: 906-932-5745

Items of Interest

Agendas
Minutes
Blueprint
Comprehensive Plan
Business Assistance/Programs
Memorial Building Self Guided Tour

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The Economic Development Corporation is charged with alleviating and preventing conditions of unemployment, assisting and retaining local industries and commercial enterprises, strengthening and revitalizing the economy of the City of Ironwood, providing means and methods for the encouragement and assistance of industrial and commercial enterprises, including small business concerns, in locating, purchasing, constructing, reconstructing, modernizing, improving, maintaining, repairing, furnishing, equipping, and expanding in the City of Ironwood, encouraging the location and expansion of commercial enterprises in the City of Ironwood, and to more conveniently provide needed services and facilities of the commercial enterprises in the City of Ironwood and its residents. It accomplishes this by implementing the Award Winning Comprehensive Plan.

Current Board - 6 year term
Bob Schonberg – October 31, 2021
Dave Ramme - Vice Chair – October 31, 2021
Gary Burnett – October 31, 2021
Gina Thorsen – October 31, 2021
Joseph Lemke – October 31, 2016
John Wyssling - Chair – October 31, 2021
Jon Parker – October 31, 2021
Mark Ruppe – October 31, 2016
Nancy Korpela – October 31, 2020
Tom Schneller – October 31, 2016
Velda Sclafani – October 31, 2020

Staff Contact

Tom Bergman
Community
Development
Director
906-932-5050 x 126
Fax: 906-932-5745

Items of Interest

Agendas
Minutes
Business Assistance/Programs
Comprehensive Plan
Economic Development: What Is It?
The Ironwood Housing Commission owns, operates and maintains 147 units of public housing in the City of Ironwood. We provide

  • Safe, decent and affordable housing opportunities in the City of Ironwood, Michigan.

  • Affordable housing to persons with very low, low and moderate incomes.


The Ironwood Housing Commission is committed to operating in an efficient, ethical and professional manner. The Ironwood Housing Commission creates and maintains ongoing partnerships with its residents and appropriate community agencies in order to accomplish this mission.

Visit the Ironwood Housing Commission.
The Parks and Recreation Committee is charged with analyzing, planning, and recommending procedures affecting the recreational, cultural, and life-enrichment aspects of community life, maintaining the City’s Park and Recreation Plan; help coordinate activities of the various groups working in this area so as to encourage initiative, but also to make the best use of the limited resources available, bearing in mind the needs of the residents and the appeal of the activities to tourists and other visitors to the area.

Current Board - 3 year term
Bruce Vuorenmaa – July 1, 2017
Colleen Wamhoff – July 1, 2016
Marion True – July 1, 2018
Paul Anderson -Vice-Chair – July 1, 2016
Paul Kostelnik – July 1, 2018
Sam Davey III - Chair – July 1, 2016
Rick Semo – November 2015
Tom Kangas – July 1, 2017

Staff Contact

Tom Bergman
Community
Development
Director
906-932-5050 x 126
Fax: 906-932-5745

Items of Interest

Agendas
Minutes
Parks
Park and Recreation Plan
The Planning Commission is charged with the following responsibilities:

1. Preparing and implementing the City’s Comprehensive Plan and additional plans/planning documents.

2. Processing Zoning Requests including: Zoning Amendments (Text and Property), Site Plan Review, Special/Conditional Uses, Development Review.

3. Sale of City owned Surplus Property.

4. Other planning and zoning related matters that may come before it.

If you have a development need that requires Planning Commission reivew and approval please contact Michael J. D. Brown, Community Development Director, for assistance in the process.

Current Board - 3 year Term
Bob Burchell - Vice-Chair – December 31, 2016
Joseph Cayer Sr. – December 31, 2018
Joseph Lemke – December 31, 2016
Mark Silver – December 31, 2016
Nancy Korpela – December 31, 2017
Rick Semo – November 2015
Sam Davey III – December 31, 2017
Thomas Bergman - Chair – December 31, 2018

Staff Contact

Tom Bergman
Community
Development
Director
906-932-5050 x 126
Fax: 906-932-5745

Items of Interest

Agendas
Minutes
Comprehensive Plan
Maps
Plans
Zoning Ordinance
Zoning Application
Click here to see other Ironwood Committees.
Ironwood is looking for citizens willing to help their community by joining the various committees that keep our town functioning and moving forward. Please fill out the application and turn it into the City Clerk’s office.

Current Board/Commission in need of members are:

Planning Commission

Application