The Self-Supporting Municipal Improvement District (SSMID) is a self-taxing district that collects and distributes funds for improvements or maintenance within the district. Members of the board are property owners in the district who volunteer to serve. The City is involved by providing support staff, but it is not a city endeavor but rather a citizen-driven grassroots effort for downtown Newton.


  • Bob O’Brien
    • Term expires 2023
  • Jeff Maki
    • Term expires 2025 
  • Samantha Forbes Winchell
    • Term expires 2023
  • Julia Prendergast
    • Term expires 2024
  • Adam Leber
    • Term expires 2024    

SMMID Board members term expire on June 30.

Find agendas and minutes from board, commission and committee meetings in the Agenda Center.