Downtown Development Authority

Winterville Downtown Development Authority

A Downtown Development Authority is used in cities throughout the state as a mechanism to revitalize and redevelop municipal central business districts. The DDA training (provided) provides local leaders with the skills and knowledge they need to ensure a healthy, vibrant downtown.

DDAs have a range of powers:

  • developing and promoting downtowns
  • making long-range plans or proposals for downtowns
  • financing (by loan, grant, lease, borrow or otherwise) projects for the public good
  • executing contracts and agreements
  • purchasing, leasing and selling property
  • issuing revenue bonds and notes

7 DDA members (“Directors”) are appointed and the requirements for serving on the DDA can be found on the application. The DDA will work with our Georgia Municipal Association DDA Manager, Stephanie Aylworth.

The Downtown Development Authority meets on the 2nd Wednesday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. Please email Melissa Metzger for more information.


DDA Board

Robert Flanders
Randy Halstead
Melissa Metzger, Secretary
Amanda Mooney, Vice-Chair
Gabriella Sandburg
Bryan Vaughn, Chair
Sarah Williamson, Treasurer

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2017 Charette Meetings

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 - The Winterville Design Guidelines Charrette took place February 24th through 26th in the Historic Train Depot.  UGA students and professors from the College of Environment and Design spent tthree days in our city and conducted an intense look into...

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