2016 DDA Training Calendar

Training for new Downtown Development Authority members is not only a state requirement but is an important part to your DDA’s path to success. DDA’s are recognized in state law and have different legal requirements that speak to the creation and execution of their organization.  In some instances, this can vary greatly from the traditional Main Street Program structure. It is recommended that communities whose Main Street Program boards are comprised of DDA board members send new board members to both DDA basic training as well as Main Street 101.  Below is the calendar of DDA training opportunities that will be offered by the Georgia Municipal Association in conjunction with the Carl Vinson Institute in 2016.  Please note that the August Training on Jekyll Island will correlate with one of our Main Street 101 dates.  This was intentionally designed so new board members would have the opportunity to receive both DDA Basic Training and Main Street 101 training back to back in one location.

Mayors’ Day, Atlanta, January 23, 2016
Downtown Development Authority Basic Training

GA Downtown Conference, Athens
March 8, 2016
Downtown Development Authority Basic Training

GMA Annual Convention, Savannah
June 28, 2016
Downtown Development Authority Advanced Training

GMA Training, Jekyll Island
August 11, 2016
Downtown Development Authority Basic Training
August 12th, 2016
Main Street 101

GMA Training, TBD
September 27, 2016
Downtown Development Authority Basic Training
Downtown Development Authority Advanced Training

For Registration please visit GMA’s website or email Aileen Harris at AHarris@gmanet.com