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Announcing our Eat & Drink Downtown Program

The Downtown Athens Development Authority is launching an “Eat & Drink Downtown” initiative to encourage Athens area residents to patronize downtown bars and restaurants. Those who spend $100 or more in a downtown bar or restaurant will receive a $25 downtown Athens gift certificate, redeemable at downtown businesses. The program will run from March 1 – April 30, 2023, or read more >

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Tourism Development Matching Grant Announced

The Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB), the Classic Center, and the Classic Center Foundation have unveiled a new matching grant program dedicated to the development of  new tourism products and experiences that will attract new overnight visitors to Athens-Clarke County.

Applications are due by April 17, 2017.

Application packets are available at the document download link below and at read more >

ADDA’s Proposed Boundary Expansion Map

Click here to see the ADDA’s proposed boundary expansion map.

CEP Funds Application and Guidelines



Please note that the deadline for these funds is February 28, 2017. Late and/or incomplete applications will not be considered. Please submit applications to, or mail to:

Elise LeQuire


250 West Broad Street, Suite 108

Athens, Georgia 30601

Downtown Gift Certificates

It’s not too late to order your downtown gift certificates! Order by Wednesday, December 20, to be sure your certificates arrive in time.

ADDA’s office will close at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, December 21, due to a closed-session board meeting. Our office will also be closed on Friday, December 23.

ADDA Executive Director Opportunity

ADDA is beginning the search for a new executive director. Please click here for more information on this position’s requirements. Please submit your resume to

DABA 2017 Membership Drive

Information on DABA and the benefits of membership are here and here.

Membership form is right here.

Athens-Clarke County Panhandling Roundtable

October 4, 2016 5:00pm 

City Hall Room 103


Discussion/Information Items

Homeless and Poverty Coalition Update
Police Department Update – including outreach/training sessions
Outreach opportunities to students – discussion of venues and volunteers needed to perform outreach.

Action Item

Recommendation to replace existing coin meter for homeless support on College Square with a re-purposed “contemporary” (credit card accepting) meter head. This would be a one-year trial with outreach read more >

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