October 17, 2018



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

Call to Order:

                Mrs. Wilson called the meeting to order.

Guest Comments:

                Mr. Aft-Large crowd expected for Yacht Rocks concert at Burr Performing Arts Park.

                           Congratulated the DDDA on improvements and growth within the last year. Mr. Aft presented the DDDA with a check for $10,000 from Believe Greater Dalton in recognition for what has been done and what accomplished going forward.

                Mr. Goodlett-Rock Bridge Fall Festival to take place on Sunday, October 28th.

                Mr. Woodward-Red Carpet Half Marathon will take place on Saturday, October 20th. Will reach out to merchants for feedback regarding business and accessibility.

                Ms. Coker-Thanks to Mr. Woodward for his guidance and assistance with the Believe Greater Dalton initiative.




                Motion to approve 3rd quarter financials made by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Carnes.

Chairperson’s Report:

                Motion to move November board meeting to November 28, 2018 made by Mr. Lama, second by Ms. Shepard.

                Proposal to change term limits/ByLaws change will be addressed at November board meeting.               

Main Street Manager’s Report:

                Update on upcoming Downtown Dalton Brewer’s Festival as well as other downtown events. Motion to approve Holiday Open House ad for newspaper made by Ms. Shepard, second by Mr. Lama.

Interim Director’s Report:

                Danny Bivens presented a Phase 2 plan in regards to traffic signage, crosswalks, etc. Reviewed with Dalton Public Works and were pleased with draft. Work session with Mr. Bivens will be scheduled. Master Plan will be publicly presented after first of the year.

Old Business:

                DDDA Annual Meeting/Elections will take place on Tuesday, November 13th at 5:00 pm at City Hall.

                Mr. Kaikobad recognized work done by City Administrator Jason Parker & City for installing new street lights in downtown.

New Business:


Staff Reports:

                City-Haig Mill Festival on Saturday, October 20th.

                       Currently working on City budget.

                Chamber/BGD-Annual Chamber Banquet will take place on October 23rd with guest speaker Governor Deal & video release.

                                           Housing Study Roll Out will take place on November 27th at 6 pm at Stage 123.



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

Respectfully Submitted,

George Woodward