Economic Development / Downtown Development Authority

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On September 18, 2006 the Mayor and City Council adopted a resolution to create the Downtown Development Authority of the City of Stone Mountain (Downtown Development Authority Law). The mission of this authority is to promote the development/redevelopment and economic viability of the downtown area. The activities of the DDA include marketing, and implementing programs that promote, enhance, and improve the downtown area. The DDA governing body is made up of seven (7) board members appointed by the Mayor and City Council. One board member selected by the board serves as the Chairman of the Authority. The DDA has one paid staff member that serves as the Executive Director to assist in the implementation of Board initiatives. The DDA meets the fourth Monday of each month at 6:30 PM at City Hall.

DDA Board Members 
Position  Name 
Chair Jelani Linder
Secretary/Treasurer Chakira Johnson
  David Downs, Jr.
  Thom DeLoach
   Gary Peet

Each year the DDA creates a dynamic work plan. We are reviewing our 2017 plan and will post it here soon!

The City of Stone Mountain is an accredited Classic Main Street Program through the Georgia Department of Community Affairs. The Main Street 4-Point Approach is administered by the DDA. More information about the Georgia Main Street program can be found here.

The DDA sponsors, along with the City of Stone Mountain, a number of events throughout the year. Check out the sidebar for more information on the Farmers Market, Tunes by the Tracks and much more.

Contact the Executive Director, Errol Newark, for information on economic development and incentives.
Contact Main Street Manager, Kim Cumbie, for information on the Visitor Center, tourism, film, and events.


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