Meet the Directors
The mission of the Monticello Downtown Development Authority is dedicated to the revitalization of downtown, promoting local visitation, and serving as the thriving economic engine of Jasper County. The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is facilitated by a Board of Directors who act as catalysts for economic development in downtown Monticello. The Mayor and City Council appoint Board members.
The Downtown Development Authority Board members serve in a leadership role on new improvement projects and programs within the DDA boundaries, and they raise money from the community for downtown events and revitalization efforts. The Downtown Development Authority Board meets on the second Monday of each month at 5:00 PM in the DDA Conference Room located at 139 W. Washington Street. The public is welcome at all meetings and is invited to come and hear about the exciting projects that the DDA is working on.
The terms of the Board members are staggered. Two members of the Board of Directors serve two-year terms, two members serve four year terms, and three members serve three-year terms. The Board of Directors is served by an Executive Director who is hired by the Board and implements its decisions and acts as its spokesperson. The organization’s fiscal year runs from July 1 through June 30th.
The Board of Directors
Wendall Yoder, Chair/Treasurer. Owner of the Trezz Construction Group
Judy Hunsucker, Vice Chair, Owner of Reese Hall and Two Vintage Blondes
Gail Harrell, Mayor Pro-Tem and City Council Representative
Towoder Dennis, Owner of Towonder’s Beauty Salon and Besley’s Event Center
Molly Walker, Volunteer Secretary
Michele M. Celani, Executive Director