Join us over zoom on the third Thursday of every month to connect with fellow manager’s, dialogue with Georgia Main Street staff and celebrate as we come together to share in our program’s successes.

Upcoming Meeting Dates: (all meetings start at 10am EST)
– March 17, 2022 – special link: Register Now
– April 21, 2022
– May 19, 2022


Being the new person in a new role can be challenging regardless of the position. But for those of us who decide to pursue a career in the world of downtown development, this truth can feel especially real. Every Main Street or Downtown Development Authority director, manager, or support staff is in a unique position to be accountable to everyone and anyone. I know from personal experience that this much responsibility can leave you feeling exhausted and overwhelmed, increasing your chances of feeling job burnout.

However, this job does get easier with time and support. That’s where my One-2-One Leadership Prep series comes into play. This course will create an intimate leadership coaching experience for managers and staff who have been on the job for four years or less. Through a series of activities, small group discussions, and learning exercises, participants will gain valuable skills in establishing boundaries, playing to their strengths, building a support system, and feeling empowered by their decisions, in a small group setting.

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June 7th  – 9th, 2022
Thomasville, GA

If there is one thing that we know for certain it’s that the success of a local Main Street program rises and falls on leadership. But where are you on your leadership journey, and where do you want to go from here? This question exists at the heart of so many leaders. Everyone wants to know where they stand and how to get to the next level. And you are probably no different! This is why John Maxwell developed the 5 Levels of Leadership paradigm.

Taking place over three days, this workshop will feature presentations, small breakouts, facilitated activities, and group discussions, each led by a member of the Office of Downtown Development staff. Our staff has been certified to teach John Maxwell’s 5 levels of leadership and is excited for the opportunity to guide you on this exciting journey.


State of the Program Webinar

Join us on Thursday, March 17th as we celebrate all things Irish and all things Main Street! In lieu of our traditional Third Thursday zoom session, we will be utilizing the GoToWebinar platform to deliver our 7th annual State of the Program presentation.

During this presentation, we will reflect on the impacts and changes facing our downtowns over the last year. Highlighting emerging trends, sharing insights into Manager’s salaries, budgets, and programming, as well as some of the exciting things to come in 2022.

*Registration is required*

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After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining this event. This presentation will be recorded for those unable to attend our live session.