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.
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.
Drew Dekle, Property owner
Jason Leonard, Business owner
William "BJ" Hardy, Business owner
Dexter Weaver, Property owner
Mayor Kelly Girtz, Ex-officio
Commissioner Mike Hamby, Ex-officio
Whit Richardson, Athens Area Chamber of Commerce Representative
METHOD OF APPOINTMENT: Mayor and Commission
CONTACT: Linda Ford, Director of Business Services David Lynn, Director of Planning and Outreach 706-353-1421