MEMBERS: 7 - four appointed by Mayor and Commission; one - Athens-Clarke County Mayor; one - Athens-Clarke County Commissioner; one - Chamber of Commerce Representative
TERM: 2 years – no limit
AUTHORIZING LEGISLATION: Georgia Laws 1977, p. 3533, § 463 (includes 2017 House Bill 590 with revised boundaries & boundary map)
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.
William "BJ" Hardy, Business owner
|Dexter Weaver, Property owner|
Drew Dekle, Property owner
Jason Leonard, Business 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
Linda Ford, Director of Business Services
David Lynn, Director of Planning and Outreach
Athens Downtown Development Authority Website - www.downtownathensga.org