November 28, 2018



                Board members in attendance: Jane Marie Wilson, Meagen Shepard, Caleb Carnes, TJ Kaikobad, Juan Lama and staff, George Woodward and Kristi Watson. Guests attending: Jason Parker, Krista Long, David Aft, Michael Douglas, Allyson Coker, and LT. Shaun Scott, and Cpt. Jamie Johnson.

Call to Order:

                Mrs. Wilson called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:



                Motion to approve September & October minutes made by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Davis.


                Motion to approve October financials made by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Davis.

Chairperson’s Report:

                New Executive Director, Catherine Edgemon, to begin on December 17, 2018.

                Michael Douglas will be joining the DDDA Board in January and Meagen Shepard’s term will end in December.

                City Council will have a Finance Meeting on December 12, 2019 to vote on the budget request for DDDA.

                DDDA has begun receiving taxes for 2019 which will remain separate from 2018 revenue.

Main Street Manager’s Report:

                Brewer’s Festival profit of $120.20. Date will be changed for 2019.

                Merchant’s Meeting was held on Wednesday, November 7, 2018. Merchants in attendance decided the DDDA would recommend not to promote outside vendors with “pop-up” stores during Holiday Open House.

                Schedule Merchant’s Meeting in January to receive feedback of races and parades within Downtown Dalton.

Interim Director’s Report:

                The City has approved TAD funding for Kasey Carpenter’s “boutique hotel” project and it will also require DDDA approval. Motion to approve DDDA participation in TAD funding made by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama.

                The City and DDDA written new policies and procedures for events at Burr Performing Arts Park. The policies are to be approved at the next Council meeting and require support of DDDA. Motion to approve polices and procedures made by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama.

                December 19th board meeting will be from 8:00 am-8:45 am. From 9:00 am-11:00 am Danny Bivins from Vinson Institute will provide a preview of the Downtown Dalton Master Plan. The meeting will take place at the Creative Arts Guild.

Old Business:


New Business:


Staff Reports:

                City-TAD to be approved by December 31, 2018.

                Chamber/BGD-Housing Study Roll Out took place on November 27th at 6 pm at Stage 123 with 109 attendees.

                CVB-Searching for an Executive Director.


                Motion to adjourn Board Meeting by Mr. Lama, second by Mr. Carnes, motion passed. The meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward