What We Do

ADDA serves as a liaison between the downtown business community and Athens Clarke County Government to create and sustain a vital Central Business District. It is part of the Georgia Main Street Program and Main Street America, harnessing the energy of downtown stakeholders to revitalize downtown and foster a sense of place that sets Athens apart from every other community. ADDA's vision: Downtown Athens will be an economically sustainable, vibrant, and viable central business district, creating an environment that attracts people and investments.

Formed by state legislation in 1977, the Athens Downtown Development Authority coordinates planning and implementation of public facilities as well as assists private investors and individual businesses. The Athens Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors is a seven member volunteer board appointed by the Athens-Clarke County Board of Commissioners that governs the Downtown Development Authority.

To learn more, link to the organizational Charter, Bylaws, and Mission Statement below.

ADDA Charter

ADDA Bylaws

ADDA Mission Statement

ADDA Work Plan

Getting in Touch

Visit Athens Downtown Development Authority offices in The Gameday Building at

250 West Broad Street, Suite 108

Athens, GA 30601


ADDA Board Meetings are held the second Tuesday of every month from 3:00-5:00 p.m. and are open to the public.

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