The Decatur Downtown Development Authority and the citywide Decatur Development Authority were established by special State legislation. They are independent authorities established for the purpose of planning, organizing, and financing projects that will revitalize and redevelop Decatur's commercial business districts. The Downtown Development Authority focuses on the historic commercial downtown central business district and works to market a positive image for the city. The citywide Development Authority was established to build on the success of the Downtown Development Authority. It is empowered to work with neighborhood business districts and other commercial zoning districts in the city. The Authorities hold joint meetings on the second Friday of each month at 8 a.m. in the Conference Room of the Downtown Development Authority at 509 N. McDonough St. Current members are: Chris Sciarrone (chair), John Drake (vice-chair), Linda Curry, Bill Floyd, Scott Kentner, and Fisher Paty. The Development Authorities are staffed by Lyn Menne, Community & Economic Development Director. Call 404-371-8386 or email Lyn.Menne@decaturga.com.
Regularly Scheduled Meetings:
Second Friday each month, 8 a.m.
Commission Meeting Room
Decatur City Hall
509 N. McDonough St.