Development Authority of Snellville

Agendas may be found here.

The Development Authority was re-instated on March 14, 2016 by a resolution of Mayor and Council.

AGENDAS MAY BE FOUND HERE.

The Development Authority was re-instated on March 14, 2016 by a resolution of Mayor and Council.

DAS Directors
by Post

Term Expires

Post 1

Deborah Jones

 

6/30/2025

Post 2

VACANT

 

6/30/2025

Post 3

Lori Ann Spears

 

6/30/2023

Post 4

Dan LeClair

 

6/30/2023

Post 5

VACANT

 

6/30/2023

Post 6

Melvin Everson

 

6/30/2023

Post 7

Council Member
Dave Emanuel

Appointment expires with term of elected office.

 

Mission

The mission of the Development Authority of Snellville is to aggressively develop a community to attract and retain businesses and merchants.

Vision

The vision of the Development Authority of Snellville is an active community that encourages a Lifelong Community framework.

Lifelong Communities are places where individuals can live throughout their lifetimes; they provide a full range of options to residents, insuring a high quality of life for all.

Lifelong Communities work to achieve three major goals:

Interested in becoming a volunteer member? An Application for Board Appointment has been developed to identify and qualify eligible Snellville citizens who wish to volunteer their time and service to the City of Snellville and the Mayor and Council. The term of a director is four (4) years. Please mail your completed application to:

Butch Sanders, City Manager
City of Snellville
2342 Oak Road
Snellville, GA 30078

Statutory Requirements for DDA

The Development Authority of Snellville, Georgia was activated by a resolution of Mayor and Council on February 14, 1983 and re-instated on March 14, 2016.

(a) Directors shall be:

(1) Taxpayers residing in the municipal corporation for which the authority is created;

(2) Owners or operators of businesses located within the downtown development area and who shall be taxpayers residing in the county in which is located the municipal corporation for which the authority is created; or

(3) Persons having a combination of the qualifications specified in paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection; provided, however, that one of such directors may be a member of the governing body of the municipal corporation.

(b) Not less than four of the directors having the qualifications specified in subsection (a) of this Code section shall be persons who, in the judgment of the governing body of the municipal corporation, either have or represent a party who has an economic interest in the redevelopment and revitalization of the downtown development area. Successors to the directors shall be appointed by the governing body of the municipal corporation.

(c) The directors shall elect one of their members as chairman and another as vice chairman and shall also elect a secretary and a treasurer or a secretary-treasurer, either of whom may but need not be a director. The directors shall receive no compensation for their services but shall be reimbursed for actual expenses incurred by them in the performance of their duties. Each authority shall have perpetual existence.

(d) Except for a director who is also a member of the governing body of a municipal corporation, each director shall attend and complete at least eight hours of training on downtown development and redevelopment programs within the first 12 months of a director's appointment to the downtown development authority. Directors in office on January 1, 1992, shall be exempt from this requirement unless reappointed for an additional term.

  1. Code Ann., § 36-42-7