April 18, 2018


                Board members in attendance: Jane Marie Wilson, John Davis, Meagen Shepard, Juan Lama, Tyree Goodlett, and staff, George Woodward and Kristi Watson. Guests attending: Jason Parker, Krista Long, Dana Silvers, and Greg Jones.

Call to Order:

                Ms. Wilson called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:

                All guests had positive feedback regarding the RSVP Grant Focus Groups.


                Motion to approve minutes as distributed by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama.


                March Financials were tabled.

Chairperson’s Report:

                Ms. Wilson indicated that we would have an abbreviated meeting as the Vinson team was in town doing focus groups and interviews.

                She also requested an Executive Session for personnel issues prior to adjournment.

Main Street Manager’s Report:

                Ms. Watson gave an update on ticket sales for the Downtown Dalton Spring Sampler. Also advised of upcoming Main Street meetings/training.

 Interim Director’s Report:

                Mr. Woodward reported that the Vinson Institute’s community engagement process would continue thorugh Thursday. Next Monday there will be a Town Hall meeting to gather citizen input with respect to Downtown Dalton.

Old Business:

                No old business.

New Business:

                No new business.

 Staff Reports:

                City-Community Clean-Up is underway. The Depot will be advertised for sale through an agreement with the City of Dalton and the Historic Trust.

                Chamber-No Report

                CVB-Opening at CVB for Sales Manager, now accepting applications. Tennis tournements will not be held in Dalton this Fall.

Executive Session was called for by Ms. Wilson, second by Mr. Davis.

Executive Session Adjournment was motioned by Mr. Davis, second by Mr. Lama.


                Motion to adjourn Board Meeting by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Lama, the meeting was adjourned.

 Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward