The following regions and communities have been selected to give a Community Assessment Presentation in 2020:
Region 1: Ringgold, Dalton, Calhoun, Cartersville, Cedartown
Region 2: Gainesville, Clarkesville, Cornelia, Lavonia, Hartwell
Region 5: Commerce, Jefferson, Braselton, Auburn, Elberton, Athens, Monroe, Covington, Porterdale
Region 7: Washington, Warrenton
GEMS Communities: Rome, Dahlonega, Toccoa, Madison, Greensboro
(GEMS communities will be contacted directly regarding the 2020 accreditation process)
*If your community is not included in this list above this means you will not meet face to face with ODD staff for a presentation. For those communities that will not be presenting the assessment process will be condensed and
shorted from what it has been in previous years.
2020 Meeting Dates and Locations:
January 28th – 30th in Rome
February 4th -6th in Athens
February 11th – 13th in Athens
Rome Meeting Location:
607 Broad Street
Athens meeting location:
Ga Dept of Community Affairs- Design Studio
675 Pulaski Street
To reserve your space at the location and date of your choice, please visit us
online at https://signup.com/go/DtqjunV
Each community will have an hour and a half to meet with the Office of Downtown Development staff. During this time the local program manager will provide ODD staff with an overview of their local program, using the provided PowerPoint presentation template. The information provided should be on events and programmatic accomplishments that occurred in 2017 – 2019. Presentations should last no longer than one hour. After the presentation, ODD staff will walk through the elements of each community’s annual assessment document with the community representatives present, in order to gain a better understanding of their current Main Street program’s standing. Communities will leave knowing their designation status for 2020 as well as any recommendations for the program moving forward.
Example Presentations from previous years are available for you below. You will notice that they are full of pictures illustrating both projects and the points they are trying to make. You can choose to use pictures over text to illustrate your point and to cover the topics outlined in the Presentation Template, but make sure you don’t miss any of the items we ask you to cover.
Acworth: (Click on images below to view examples of past presentations)
Communities are required to have at least 2 representatives from their program present, with one person being the Main Street Manager and the second being a board member, supervisor or elected officials. Programs that wish to bring additional participants are welcome to do so, but are asked to keep the maximum participants to 5 people total, due to seating capacity.Download