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.
To serve as a catalyst for the promotion of existing and development of future business and commercial operations in the downtown area while maintaining and preserving the cultural and historic character of the community.
The City of Winterville is a vibrant community with a unique small town feel. Downtown Winterville will follow the comprehensive city plan, be inclusive and supportive of new and established businesses, and be pedestrian and bicycle friendly. New development will preserve and celebrate the city’s character and provide destinations for shopping and services, all within an environment of tree-lined streets, pocket parks, and community-supported events.
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 the DDA for more information.
Melissa Metzger, Secretary
Amanda Mooney, Vice-Chair
Bryan Vaughn, Chair
Sarah Williamson, Treasurer
Apr 13, 2021
The April-June 2021 edition of the Winterville Gazette is now available for download. You can find the most recent edition of the Gazette on the News page by clicking the navy blue button at the top right. If you want to read previous editions of the Winterville...
Dec 10, 2020
Funded through the Athens-Clarke County Unified Government (ACCGov) and the federal CARES Act, the Joint Development Authority (JDA) of the Unified Government of Athens-Clarke County and the City of Winterville and the Northeast Georgia Business Alliance are opening...
Dec 18, 2017
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...