Downtown Development & Main Street Program

Historic Downtown Calhoun
Historic Downtown Calhoun

The Downtown Development Authority works throughout the year to promote Downtown Calhoun as a great place to do business, be entertained, dine or simply relax in our beautifully maintained downtown.  The DDA supports downtown businesses with various types of marketing and advertising throughout the year.  The DDA is a Fast Lane sponsor of the Keep It in the County campaign that promotes shopping locally.

A DDA FACADE Grant Program is also available to businesses in the downtown district, which offers matching financial assistance for renovations to downtown buildings.

The DDA sponsors events at the newly renovated GEM Theatre and the Harris Arts Center to allow the community to enjoy professional entertainment at a reasonable cost.

Events such as BBQ Boogie & Blues in the spring to Harvest Fest in the fall are available to the community at no cost.  The Historic Preservation Commission has succeeded in obtaining National Registry status for the entire Historic Downtown Business District.  The HPC will continue to strive to preserve our rich heritage.

This year’s annual BBQ, Boogie, and Blues will be held on April 29th and 30th.  For more details click on the link below.
http://www.bbqboogieblues.com/

Downtown Development Authority
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith, Chairperson
Al Edwards
David Burton
Lorene Potts
Andrea Brumlow
Derrick Williams
Brian Ruddell

The Downtown Development Authority is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

Historic Preservation Commission
Jim Lay, Chairperson
Sue Haney, Vice Chairperson
Jane Weldon
Suzanne Hutchinson-Smith
Ed Weldon

The Historic Preservation Commission is a voluntary position appointed by the Mayor and City Council.  Members are City residents and persons who have demonstrated special interest, experience, or education in history, architecture, or the preservation of historic resources.  Please contact Suzanne Roberts at 706-602-5570 for more information if you are interested in serving on this board when future opportunities arise.

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