Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority works to improve the downtown area in Rifle. It was formed in 1982 by a vote of property owners and residents within the DDA boundaries. The DDA is funded by property taxes imposed upon the properties within the DDA district. Financial donations are also accepted.

Storefront Improvement Program
The DDA recognizes the important role the downtown community plays in the public’s overall impression of the City’s historic value and overall vibrancy of a community. Improved conditions of a building façade can help eliminate blight and promote a healthy business environment as well as promote the unique character of the downtown.

A reimbursement of $200 per 25 linear feet of storefront will be reimbursed to the property owner upon proof of paint or stain receipts. Read the program details (PDF) online. 

The DDA meets the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 a.m. in the 2nd floor conference room of City Hall at 202 Railroad Avenue. Meetings are recorded by Rifle Community Television-Channel 10, and they are aired later on Channel 10 and

Board of Directors
The DDA is governed by a Board of up to 11 Directors, who are appointed by the Rifle City Council for 4-year terms. Current Board Members are:
  • Jay Rickstrew, Chairman
  • Sally Brands, Vice - Chair
  • Dana Wood, City Council Representative
  • Nella Barker
  • Randy Winkler
  • Gil Frontella
  • Tom Stuver
  • Ed Arnold
  • Stephanie Stocking