The City is accepting applications for a vacant seat on the Downtown Development Authority (“Doraville Development Authority”) board of directors. The DDA is an independent body tasked with promoting economic development and redevelopment within the downtown area. It advances this mission through incentives – primarily property tax abatements.
Appointed by the Mayor and City Council, DDA directors serve four-year terms. This particular seat’s term would expire in September 2023.
The qualifications for a director are outlined by state law. Directors must be:
- Taxpaying residents of the City.
- Owners or operators of businesses located within the downtown development area (must be, at minimum, a resident of Georgia).
An appointed member must receive at least eight hours of development authority training within a year of appointment. The position is an unpaid, voluntary role. However, any expenses incurred for training or DDA business are reimbursable.
The DDA meets at City Hall, normally on a monthly basis. Click here for an application form.