New Members Named to Van Buren Township DDA


VAN BUREN TOWNSHIP — Chris Brown and Helen Foster have been named to the volunteer board for the Van Buren Township Downtown Development Authority.

Brown, of Saline, is the president and CEO of Verdeterre Contracting, headquartered in Van Buren Township. Verdeterre is a site development company that offers site utility installation and trenchless pipe installation. Brown’s experience in infrastructure development will be a valuable asset to the DDA’s realization of its master planned district.

Brown earned a Bachelor of Science in civil engineering, from Washington University in St. Louis; and his Bachelor in Scince in physics from Adrian College. He is enrolled in the EMBA program at the University of Michigan.

Foster, of Van Buren Township, brings extensive public service experience to the DDA board. As a 30-year veteran of public service at both the local and regional level, Foster will add a wealth of knowledge regarding social well-being to the board.

She earned her Bachelor of Applied Science at Western Michigan University and earned her Municipal Finance Administration, CMFA, at Michigan State University.