Certified Downtown Professional Certification 3/2024

Downtown Americus Main Street
The Georgia Downtown Association's professional development program is designed to elevate the practice of community and economic development in downtown districts thereby providing a higher level of service and improving the quality of life for all of Georgia's communities and citizens. Benefits Provides a system of progressive, structured improvement in professional practice and receive peer recognition for distinct levels of achievement. Provides evidence of the employee's professional growth. Increased level of expertise that a successful, long-term professional brings to the dynamic challenges of downtown development.

 

Online Registration Closes: February 26, 2024 or when classes are full. Registration fees must be paid in full prior to participation in the training sessions. Payments may be made by credit card, check or money order. You must create or sign into your account to register for the classes.  Cancellation Policy: All cancellations will subject to a $25 cancellation fee. Written notice of cancellation is required. Refunds will be processed approximately 30 days after the event.  Cancellations received after February 28th will not be refunded.

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When
3/5/2024 9:00 AM - 3/6/2024 4:00 PM
Eastern Standard Time
Where
1229 Newcastle Street Brunswick, GA 31520 UNITED STATES
Registration is closed.
Event Contact
Ms. Renee Coakley - Phone: (678) 244-0511

Program

Tuesday, 05 March 2024

Description
This class will provide downtown development professionals with a working knowledge of the powers and programs available to either facilitate development by the authority or to incentivize development by the private sector. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize the difference between community-facilitated development and community-initiated development and when each is appropriate. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the funding sources available to DDA's to support or initiate development in their downtown. Identify resources available through the DDA to incentivize development by private parties in their downtown district. Appraise potential dowtown development projects and determine what resources may be available to assist such projects.  Location:  Old City Hall – 1229 Newcastle Street, Brunswick
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
This class will help the downtown development professional gain a working knowledge of historic preservation objectives and benefits; basic methodology and best management practices; and tools utilized for guiding context-based decisions. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Offer effective support to a local preservation program and influence context-based design decisions in multiple arenas. Discern when and where to secure professional preservation advice and resources. Recognize opportunities and methods to leverage design decisions into economic development successes.  Location: 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick
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Training
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

Wednesday, 06 March 2024

Description
This class is designed to provide understanding to the downtown development professional on the creation of DDA’s, the relationship between DDA’s the local government, geographic and functional boundaries of the DDA, organizational and operational structure of the DDA, along with the ethical and legal implications of such.   LEARNING OBJECTIVES Recognize the type of DDA they have and where to find their unique powers and limitations. Define the qualifications for board members of the DDA and ensure that the authority’s board of directors is properly constituted. Demonstrate a working knowledge of the powers of the DDA. Explain what constitutes a meeting under Georgia’s Open Meetings law and what constitutes a record under Georgia’s Open Records law and indicate the steps necessary to comply.  Location:  Old City Hall – 1229 Newcastle Street, Brunswick
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Training
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM
This class will provide attendees an overview of the benefits of various types of eents; how to effectively plan events and use social media to market downtown; and understand the economic impact of events in downtowns while learning from practitioners with real life examples. LEARNING OBJECTIVES Summarize the tools to effectively plan and market events in downtowns. List data to tract to determine success of downtown events.  Location: 208 Gloucester Street, Brunswick
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Training
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Attendees
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9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
9:00 AM

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