Come and Join Us!
Join us for live music on the square from 6:00pm - 8:00pm while you shop one or our local restaurants!
Called Conference Call Meeting
DDA Monthly Meeting 6PM
DDA Conference Room, 351 S. Forstyth St. - Look for the flags!
DDA Summer Intern Blogs!
Art Alley Direction Mural
Designed & Painted by Local Artist, Tamara Hasse
This project made possible by a Vibrant Communities grant from the Georgia Council of Art
The Welcome to Monticello mural
Designed and Painted by Local Artist, Tamara Hasse
This project is made possible by a Vibrant Communities grant from the Georgia Council of the Arts
Art Alley is on the Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail
This garden trail was created by former First Lady of the United States, Rosalynn Carter text
This is a joint project of the
Downtown Development Authority, its Youth Advisory Council & the Monticello Garden Club
Watch the DDA's Art Alley Come to Life!
Watch local artist, Tamara Hasse bring the directional mural for the Downtown Development Authority's Art Alley project to life. This mural was made possible by a Vibrant Communities grant awarded by the Georgia Council for the Arts.
Youth Advisory Council's Summer Kick Off Event
May 29, 2021 Community Event and Fundraiser
We had a live DJ, dance floor, Bouncy House, Face Painting, Inflatable Giant Bowling, Corn Hole Tournament, and concessions. Parents and kids got to tour the JCCC Big Purple Literacy Bus and get free books!!!! Care Source Insurance added to the fun by handing our free frisbees and jump ropes!!!!
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.
Our latest and best photos
We love to take pictures and show them to the world.
D.D.A. Board of Directors
D.D.A.'s Latest Project
Community Job Fair May 11, 2021
Hosted by the Downtown Development Authority of Monticello, Development Authority of Jasper County, the Jasper County Charter School District and the Monticello-Jasper County Chamber of Commerce
This event was held at the beautiful pavilion outside the new Jasper County High School Football Stadium!
Thank you to the over 22 local employers who participated!
If you are interested in a job, please contact one of these local companies!
Young Entrepreneurs Program
Young artists and entrepreneurs sell their merchandise inside the Shoppes of Monticello
Students and Organizations from the Jasper County Charter School District and Piedmont Academy participate
Our Community, Our Goals, Our Future
The DDA's Youth Advisory Council
Made up of 15 Jasper County Charter School System students in Grades 7 - 12
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