Athens Downtown Development Authority

MEMBERS: 4 members

TERM: 2 years – no limit

AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws 1977, p. 3533, § 463 (includes 2017 House Bill 590 with revised boundaries & boundary map)

MEETING INFORMATION

  • Regular meetings: Second Tuesday of each month, 3:00 p.m., 250 W. Broad Street, Suite 108
  • Special meetings: determined at the time of call

MAJOR DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

The purpose of said authority shall be the redevelopment of the Downtown Athens Area, and said authority shall have the power to employ engineers and planners, and other agents and professional services as it may deem necessary, to contract for the construction, remodeling and altering of buildings, and to contract for the construction, reconstruction, altering, changing and closing of streets, sidewalks, passageways and alleys.

SPECIAL SKILLS/EXPERTISE/INTERESTS

  • Two (2) shall be owners of an interest of at least a life estate or greater interest in commercial real estate located in the Downtown Athens Area.
  • Two (2) shall be operating businesses in the Downtown Athens Area.

MEMBERS
TERM EXPIRES 
Katrina Evans, Property owner
07-31-2019
Loretta Paluck, Business owner
07-31-2019
Drew Dekle, Property owner
07-31-2020
Jason Leonard, Business owner
07-31-2020
Mayor Nancy Denson, Ex-officio
Commissioner Mike Hamby, Ex-officio
Shannon Wilder, Chairperson of the Board, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce


METHOD OF APPOINTMENT:
Mayor and Commission

CONTACT:
Linda Ford, Director of Business Services
David Lynn, Director of Planning and Outreach
706-353-1421

MORE INFORMATION
Athens Downtown Development Authority Website - www.downtownathensga.org

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