• THE TEAM

    Tara Bradshaw, Executive Director, Downtown Dublin, GA

    Idea Guru

    Tara Bradshaw

    Tara is downtown's yes-girl, rock star, chief do-er, and biggest fan. Her can-do attitude and adventurous spirit have fostered many ideas -- and turned them into a reality. As the Executive Director, Tara oversees DDA's many projects and is always working to engage and attract entrepreneurs, artists, and visitors into downtown. Tara and her husband Matthew are raising two children, a girl and a boy, and they both hope to create a place their children will be proud to call home. Tara's favorite day is farmers market Saturday at Market on Madison.

    Elizabeth Coleman, Program Manager, Downtown Dublin, GA

    Chief Creative

    Elizabeth Coleman

    She has a Theatre Arts degree and she's not afraid to use it. Liz joined the DDA team in early 2017 as the Program Manager. She oversees the operation of Theatre Dublin, Market on Madison, the Carnegie, and plans fantastic events like First Friday "Art Comes Alive." Liz is an incredible formally-trained vocalist and actress. She's also our resident comedian and big dreamer. Although Liz is somewhat new to the team, we can't wait to see what she has in store for us. Liz thinks the best downtown nom is the Delta Chicken at Company Supply.

    Our Secret Weapon

    Samantha Wells

    Because every office full of creatives needs someone to keep them grounded. Sam began working with DDA a couple of years ago as a concessions associate at Theatre Dublin. She drank the awesome sauce and is now our program assistant and manages our weekly farmers market. Sam is in college, so in between classes and studying she is working to keep us organized and on track in our day-to-day operations.

  • DUBLIN DOWNTOWN DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY

    The Suits.

    Board of Directors

    "Downtown is the hub of the entire Laurens County community. Taking care of and investing in it has been and will continue to be one of the single greatest investments we can make to ensure that our entire community grows. A vibrant and growing downtown will continue to attract industry and new residents to our community and ensure commerce thrives."

    -Spence Mullis

    Chair

    Morris Bank

     

    "I am proud to be part of a group of people that are focused on making downtown Dublin a great 'destination.' From the Carnegie Library all the way to the Skyscraper, Downtown Dublin has come to life with great shops and restaurants. It has been a great partnership between City, County, and private investments. I highly recommend visiting as often as you can."

    -Rob Miller

    Vice-Chair

    Duncan Tire Company

     

    Bill Brown

    Treasurer

    Dublin City Council

     

    Josh Crews

    Member

    Bank of Dudley

     

    Clara Guyton

    Member

    Claire's U-Neek Boutique

     

    “I’ve watched Downtown Dublin transform over the past ten years or so from a struggling outdated district to a vibrant progressive cultural scene. Strong architectural and aesthetic choices have driven the success and that is evidenced not only by the visual beauty of downtown but by the sounds and energy of the growing numbers of people eating, shopping, and living there.”

    - Jack Walker

    Member

    Little House Self Storage

     

    Jerry Pitts

    Member

    Pitts Toyota

     

    Priscilla Adams-Smith

    Member

    Georgia Military College

     

    "Historic preservation and business development aren’t mutually exclusive…in fact, they can be one and the same."

    Jeff Davis

    Liaison

    Laurens County Board of Commissioners

     

    Jennifer Shaffer

    Chamber of Commerce Liaison

    Deano's Italian

     

    Ted Short

    Chamber of Commerce Liaison

    Fairview Park Hospital

     

    " The community, and in particular, our local governments, have wisely invested tax dollars into making our downtown one which any city would yearn to have. With unlimited moral and generous financial support from our citizens, businesses and local governments , the future of downtown Dublin and our imagination of what we can become has no limit. "

    -Scott Thompson, Sr.

    Secretary & Legal Counsel

    Scott Thompson Law Office

     

     

  • DDA Board Meetings

    DDA Board Meetings

    DDA meets once a month and all meetings are open to the public. Join us anytime.

    Meeting Schedule -- the board meets the second Friday of each month in the sixth floor conference room of GMC Dublin-Skyscraper, 200 S. Jefferson Street.

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