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D.D.A. Board of Directors
D.D.A.'s Latest Project
Come and Join Us!
City & County Clean Up
On the Square 8:30 AM
DDA Conference Room @5PM
Youth Advisory Work Session
YAC Room @5PM
Learn More About Our Directors and Our Meetings
Meet the Directors
The Downtown Development Authority is made up of a Board of Directors and an Executive Director. The Board of Directors has seven members and are appointed by the City Council. Al Board members must own a business in the central business district and six of the seven must reside in Jasper County. Click on the tab below to learn more about our directors!
Learn about our projects about town!
The Downtown Development Authority is creating an Art Alley between Rusted Roots Salon and the Monticello Municipal Government Complex. It is a 2D & 3D garden-themed art installation. Click on the button below to learn more about this project and see the selected designs!
The D.D.A. is currently fundraising for these projects!
Four Corners Mural Project
The Downtown Development Authority is planning a series of four murals to be installed at the four corners of our city square.
The mural designs include a "Welcome to Monticello" ; a tribute to notable citizens of our African American community; a history of commerce in Monticello, and one showcasing local celebrities and film projects.
The "Welcome" mural is coming in April of 2021, and will feature the work of local artist, Tamara Hasse!
D.D.A. Youth Programs
Engaging Our Future Leaders
The Youth Advisory Council
The Youth Advisory Council is a student-led organization made up of fifteen students in grades 7 - 12 who are enrolled in a homeschool program or private or public school in Jasper County. The Y.A.C. will advise the D.D.A. on youth issues, engage in community & event planning, as well as complete a community service project. Click below to read more about this exciting program.
The Young Entrepreneur Program
The Downtown Development Authority is dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship amongst our youth. The D.D.A. is providing rent-free space in the Shoppes of Monticello for student entrepreneurs in grades 7 -12, who are enrolled in a homeschool program or private or public school in Jasper County. The students are able to learn what it takes to create and manage their own businesses! Click below to read more about this program.
The Most Unique Shopping Experience in Middle Georgia!
The Shoppes of Monticello
The Shoppes of Monticello opened in November, 2020.
The Downtown Development Authority turned a vacant building on the square into the most unique shopping experience in Middle Georgia.
With the storefronts modeled after some of Monticello's historic businesses and homes, the Shoppes sell a mix of new, vintage, and antique items including children and women's clothing, jewelry and accessories, purses, luggage, candles, soaps, home goods and décor, fine art, pet accessories, floral arrangements, Angus beef and more!
Saturday - Sunday