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Economic Development Corporation/Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (EDC/BRA)

The Economic Development Corporation (EDC) deals with financing land purchases for development within the City and is currently dormant. The Brownfield Redevelopment Authority (BRA) helps provide financing to assist with the redevelopment of environmentally contaminated or structurally or economically obsolete sites in the city.

Meeting Information

Unless otherwise noted, the BRA meets as needed at Mt. Pleasant City Hall, 320 W. Broadway. Please see roster or call 989-779-5311 for more information.


2009-Current Meeting Minutes

*For minutes prior to 2009 please contact staff liaison William Mrdeza at (989) 779-5311 or

Additional Information

Current Membership and Staff Contacts (term ending)

An eleven-member advisory board oversees the operation of the BRA. Board members are appointed by the City Commission and serve staggered four-year terms without pay.

  • Aaron Desentz (City Manager)
  • Mary Ann Kornexl (Financial Services Director/Treasurer)
  • Amy Perschbacher (City Mayor and Mayors’ designee) (Alternate: Mary Alsager)
  • Jerry Jaloszynski (Isabella County Representative) (Alternate: Christopher Embrey)
  • Jennifer Verleger (Mt. Pleasant Public Schools Representative)
  • Josh Agardy (12/31/2024)
  • Tom Krapohl (12/31/2028)
  • Jeff Smith (12/31/2028)
  • Brad Wahr (12/31/2026)

The staff liaison for the EDC/BRA board is William Mrdeza, Director of Community Services & Economic Development, and can be reached at (989) 779-5311 or