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Posted on Thu, Dec 15, 2011 : 1:48 p.m.

Chelsea DDA to have three new members in 2012

By Lisa Allmendinger

Jim Myles, Paul Frisinger and Rob Winans, three longtime Chelsea Downtown Development Authority Board members, will be leaving the board at the end of the month.

Chelsea Mayor Jason Lindauer recommended Jeff Holman, Guy Sanville and Jason Povlich to replace them. Tuesday night, the Chelsea City Council unanimously approved the new members who will serve four-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2012.

Holman, a former board member, resigned when business took him out of the area but he’s back in the city, Lindauer said, and is a senior property manager for McKinley, Inc.

Sanville is the executive director of Purple Rose Theater, and Povlich is the owner of Jet’s Pizza in Chelsea and one of the owners of Back to the Roots, also located in Chelsea’s downtown.

Lindauer said, “We have a long line of people who want to be on the board of directors.”

Both Councilwoman Cheri Albertson and Councilman Rod Anderson expressed a need for better communication with council members regarding appointments under consideration for boards and commissions in the city.

“The DDA is a very, very influential agency in the city,” Albertson said, explaining that she’d like the opportunity to be more involved in the appointment process and have an opportunity to review the people who are under consideration before the council is asked to vote on them.

Lindauer said he’d been working on the appointments for 17 months and had spoken to about seven or eight people before making his choices.

Lisa Allmendinger is a regional reporter for She can be reached at For more Chelsea stories, visit our Chelsea page.