Downtown Development Authority

Agendas and minutes may be found here.

DDA Directors
by Post

Term Expires

Post 1

Emmett Clower

 

6/30/2022

Post 2

Don Britt, Chair

 

6/30/2022

Post 3

Rafiq Ukani, Secretary

 

6/30/2024

Post 4

Dan LeClair
Treasurer

 

6/30/2024

Post 5

Billy Franklin
Vice Chair

 

6/30/2024

Post 6

Deborah Jones

 

6/30/2024

Post 7

Dave Emanuel, Council Member

 

The term of a director who is also a member of the governing body of a municipal corporation shall end when such director is no longer a member of the governing body of the municipal corporation.

 

 

Mission

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

Vision

The vision of the Snellville Downtown Development Authority is to support a vibrant business district and an active mixed-use district where the community lives, works and plays together.

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. Please mail your completed application to:

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

Statutory Requirements for DDA

The Downtown Development Authority of Snellville, Georgia was activated by a resolution of Mayor and Council on April 26, 1982. The authority has identified a "Downtown Development Area." (Revised September 4, 2014)

(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.

Ga. Code Ann., § 36-42-7

A DDA consists of a board of seven directors who are appointed by the municipal governing authority to serve staggered four-year terms. Directors are appointed by the governing body and must be taxpayers who live in the city or they must own or operate a business located within the downtown development area. They must also be taxpayers who live in the county in which the city is located. One of the directors can be a member of the municipal governing authority. Board members do not receive any compensation for serving on the DDA, except for reimbursement for actual expenses incurred in performing their duties.