About Us

 The Avondale Estates Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is a quasi-government implementation organization created in 2001 by local legislation enacted by the Georgia General Assembly. The DDA is managed by a 7-member board appointed by the Board of Mayor and Commission (BOMC)  to encourage redevelopment activities and provide assistance to private and public partners for the purpose of improving the downtown area. It is authorized to accept grants and apply for loans; own, acquire, and improve property; enter into contracts and intergovernmental agreements, and issue revenue bonds.

How Do We Help?-

The DDA staff works in collaboration with City to attract, retain, and grow existing and new businesses and new development to the City’s downtown district. The DDA staff provides the following services:

  • Business Attraction

  • Business Retention

  • New Development Opportunities

  • Technical Support

  • Development Facilitator

  • Development Review

  • Public Realm and Infrastructure Investments

  • Incentives

Contact Us

Sam Collier, Executive Director

Downtown Development Authority of Avondale Estates

SCollierDDA@gmail.com