Development Authority / Main Street Board of Directors

  1. Development Authority/Main Street Board Members Sought

    Two voting positions are open for four-year terms. Candidates must have an economic interest, be a Tybee taxpayer, or a Chatham County taxpayer who operates a Tybee business. Applicants should submit letter and resume to jleviner@cityoftybee.org. Full announcement...
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Meetings


  • 6 p.m.
  • The 3rd Wednesday of each month
  • Auditorium at City Hall
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Vision Statement


The Vision of the Program is to improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Tybee Island and enhance the cultural experience while preserving the community's barrier island heritage.

This Vision is achievable through the Director’s commitment to the National Main Street Four-Point Approach® of historic preservation-based economic development that balances design, business assistance, promotion, and organization with established committees and partners that represent each point.

This effort takes support and assistance from all. Therefore, Committees and Partners help with the foundation of the proven Main Street Four-Point Approach tailored to meet local needs and opportunities in a balanced, self-sustaining manner.  Click here for Program details.

Board Overview


Tybee Island Mayor and City Council activated the Tybee Island Downtown Development Authority (DDA) by Resolution on August 14, 2014. The geographical boundaries of the Authority are within city limits, not just the downtown area. Therefore, the name of the Authority is referred to as the Tybee Island Development Authority / Main Street Program ("Program"). Directors of the Program also serve as the Tybee Island Main Street Board of Directors. The Program By-Laws may be read here.

The program is governed by seven (7) Directors appointed by City Council and ex-officio members. Directors work with local and state partners to provide technical assistance and financial opportunities with incentives, as available, that encourage quality growth and development while preserving Tybee Island's unique architectural and community heritage.

Members


The Tybee Island Development Authority / Main Street Board of Directors is comprised of 7 Council appointed Directors that are representatives which have an economic interest within city limits, one of which is a City Council member, in accordance with the approved Resolution (PDF) and By-Laws (PDF) for the Program. A maximum of four (4) ex-officio members may be appointed to serve for a two-year term by a majority vote of the Directors. An Ex-Officio member shall represent the business community, non-profit organization, and / or be a full-time resident of Tybee Island.
  • Sarah Bernzott
    Affiliation: Tybee Arts Association
    Position: Ex Officio
    Term Expires: 2017
  • Angela Caldwell
    Affiliation: Caldwell's Cottage Monogramming
    Term Expires: 2016
  • Vicki Hammons
    Affiliation: Lighthouse Pizza
    Position: Vice Chair
    Committee Chair: Design
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Diane Kaufman
    Affiliation: Mermaid Cottages
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Steve Kellam
    Affiliation: Tybee Times
    Term Expires: 2018
  • Julie Livingston
    Affiliation: City Council
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Ted Lynch
    Affiliation: Accountants on Tybee Times
    Position: Chair
    Committee Chair: Business Assistance
    Term Expires: 2020
  • Brenda Marion
    Affiliation: Tybee Island Maritime Academy
    Committee Chair: Promotions
    Term Expires: 2016
  • Melissa Memory
    Affiliation: Tybee Island Tourism Council, Ft. Pulaski
    Position: Ex Officio
    Term Expires: 2016
  • Melissa Turner
    Affiliation: Friends of Tybee Theater
    Position: Ex Officio
    Term Expires: 2017
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PUBLIC NOTICE OF DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY / MAIN STREET BOARD OF DIRECTOR POSITIONS TO BE FILLED 

In partnership with the Georgia Department of Community Affairs and the National Main Street Center, the City of Tybee Island’s Development Authority / Main Street Program focuses on economic development within the context of historic preservation.  The Program, which operates within City limits, is structured to grow business, support cultural aspects, and maintain the sense of place through public / private partnerships.  It successfully integrates a practical management strategy with physical improvements of buildings and public spaces, promotion and image building, and economic development of the area. 

The Development Authority / Main Street Board of Directors meetings are held the third Wednesday / month at 6pm in the Auditorium at City Hall.  The Board is comprised of seven (7) Council appointed Directors and four (4) Ex-Officio members. The seven Council appointed Directors are representatives that have an economic interest within city limits, one of which is a City Council member, in accordance with the approved Resolution and By-Laws for the Program.  Ex-Officio members, approved by a majority of the board of directors, shall represent the business community or non-profit organization, and / or be a full-time resident of Tybee Island.  The Program follows a balanced, comprehensive revitalization process in order to successfully adhere to the following for the City of Tybee Island: 

                                                                                              Vision Statement

To improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Tybee Island and enhance the cultural experience while preserving the community's barrier island heritage.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the Tybee Island Development Authority / Main Street Program is to:

-          facilitate efforts to revitalize, redevelop, and enhance;

-          create a sense of place and improve the quality of life for residents, business owners, and visitors using the Main Street Four Point Approach;

-          encourage quality economic growth and development while preserving Tybee Island's unique architectural and community heritage;

-          support and encourage the arts as a cultural endeavor and economic engine on the Island.

Additional information about the Tybee Island Development Authority / Main Street Program is available at www.tybeeislandmainstreet.com.

Two (2) voting positions are to fulfill a four-year term as appointed by Mayor and City Council.   The candidates must have an economic interest and be a taxpayer within the City of Tybee Island or a taxpayer within Chatham County who owns / operates a business located within city limits.

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest and resume to the Clerk of Council @ jleviner@cityoftybee.org.  City Council will consider applicants for appointments until filled.

Agenda and Minutes

See all Agendas, Minutes and Exhibits for meetings in our WebLink archives.

Meeting Calendar