george woodward, Interim Director

 Named Interim Director in April, George Woodward has been a resident of the Dalton community for over 30 years. He previously served as President and CEO of the Greater Dalton Chamber of Commerce. He also directed the Economic Development program for Dalton and Whitfield County and was instrumental in the creation of the Dalton – Whitfield Joint Development Authority. He is a graduate of the University of Oklahoma, Economic Development Institute and holds a number of professional certifications in business recruitment and retention.

Phone: (706) 278-3332
Email: woodward@downtowndalton.com

Kristi Watson, Administrative Assistant

Kristi Watson has been serving the DDDA as Administrative Assistant since April 2017. She has a background in administration, customer service & support, as well as product knowledge in the carpet industry. She completed Downtown Development Authority Basic Training through the University of Georgia. In 2018, she will continue her education through the Georgia Main Street Program, Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Municipal Association, and Downtown Associations.

Phone: (706) 876-2557

Email: kwatson@downtowndalton.com


TJ Kaikobad, board chair

Business Owner
Term 2015-2017
234 N. Hamilton
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 370-7305


Juan lama, board member

Property Owner
Term 2017-2019
Dalton Stamp and Coin
110 W. Waugh St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 278-2321


Caleb Carnes, treasurer

Property Owner
Term 2016-2018
Carnes & Company, CPA, PC
230 N. Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 226-5507


meagen shepard, board member

Business Owner
Term 2016-2018
Tease Salon
226 N. Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 529-7895


john davis, board member

Property Owner
Term 2015-2017
Affordable Sales & Rentals
309 N. Hamilton St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 259-7474


jane marie wilson, board Vice Chair

Business Owner
Term 2017-2019
Mama Wilson's Homemade Cookies & Cakes
109 N. Pentz St.
Dalton, GA 30720
(706) 529-8405


tyree goodlett, city council liaisoN