Blog posts July 2020

Applications Being Taken for Downtown Development Authority

The city of Winterville is now taking applications for our newly reactivated DDA. A DDA (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

There will be 7 DDA members ("Directors") 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, as they reactivate and begin their training. Please turn in completed applications to Wendy Bond at or at Winterville City Hall by appointment. Thank you for considering this important service to our city. 

Download a DDA Application

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