Tax Increment Finance Authority

Tax Increment Financing is a mechanism which allows a municipality to create districts in development areas showing evidence of deteriorating property values, and then capture taxes generated from new capital investment within those districts. The captured taxes are used to finance public improvements to the district, including infrastructure improvements such as roads, water, sewer and site development.
The Tax Increment Finance Authority (TIFA) is the Board charged with the responsibility for developing long-range plans designed to halt the decline of property values and to promote the growth of the development areas and to implement those plans.  The Authority meets on the second Tuesday of each month.  If you are interesting in serving on the Tax Increment Finance Authority, please contact our Clerk's Office and apply.

Financial Incentives
TIFA Site Improvement Grant Program
TIFA Business Recruitment Grant Program

TIFA Records and Documents
Adopted Tax Increment Financing (TIF) and Development Plan
2021 Annual Report
2020 Annual Report
2019 Annual Report
2018 Annual Report

2017 Annual Report
2016 Annual Report
2015 Annual Report

TIFA Financial Report
Annual Budgets
Annual Audits
PA 57 Annual Financial Report - FY21
PA 57 Annual Financial Report - FY20
PA 57 Annual Financial Report - FY19

2018-2022 Meeting Minutes

2018-2022 Meeting Packets

Tax Increment Finance Authority Board of Directors

Member Term Ending
Tim Carrier      12/4/2023     
Dr. Patricia Dolly      2/28/2023
Steve Goodhall       2/28/2023
Bob Waltenspiel      2/28/2023
Cody Eldredge      2/28/2025
Paul Gudmundsen      2/28/2025
Mike Kneffel      2/28/2025
Ron Moniz      2/28/2025

Staff Contact Information

Brandon Skopek, Assistant City Manager, TIFA Executive Director

Completed TIFA Projects in FYE 2021 Upcoming TIFA Projects in FYE 2022 
  • Constructed a new storage building on the Municipal Campus
  •  Complete the construction of a new pavilion on the Municipal Campus
  • Began construction of a new pavilion on the Municipal Campus
  •  Construction of a Public Square in downtown Auburn Hills
  • Completed parking lot and pathway improvements on the Municipal Campus
  •  Construction of a new gazebo in Riverside Park
  • Installed security fencing around the Public Safety Building
  •  Creation of a downtown public art program
  • Procured and granted sidewalk cafe furniture to downtown merchants
  •  Redevelopment of the Auburn Hills Skate Park
  • Completed a maintenance assessment of the downtown parking structure
  •  Strategic replacement of downtown decorative streetlights

  • Created a downtown Bar and Restaurant Stabilization Loan Program
  •  Complete a building renovation for a new Fire Department Headquarters on the Municipal Campus

  • Awarded a business recruitment grant for a new tenant buildout in downtown Auburn Hills
  • Provide funding for Code Enforcement staffing support within TIF District B

  • Successfully executed the sale of property for redevelopment in downtown Auburn Hills
  • Complete preventative maintenance on the downtown parking structure

  • Maintenance Improvements - Irrigation, Plantings and Mulch
  • Maintenance Improvements - Irrigation, Plantings and Mulch

TIFA Contracts

Maintenance Agreement - Johnson Controls Fire Protection - 2020
Fire Suppression System Maintenance for Authority-Owned Buildings

Maintenance Agreement - Illuminating Concepts - 2020
Downtown Audio System Maintenance

Maintenance Agreement - Miller Landscape - 2019
Mowing and Horticultural Services

Maintenance Agreement - Miller Landscape - 2019
Downtown Snow Removal Services

Maintenance Agreement - OTIS Elevator Company - 2018
Municipal Parking Structure Elevator Maintenance

Lease Agreement - Auburn Hills Housing, LLC - 2016

Parking Space Lease Agreement

Lease Agreement - Auburn Hills Chamber of Commerce - 2010
Commercial Gross Lease Agreement