Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority


Mission Statement

The mission of the Jonesboro Main Street program is to strengthen the year-round economic vitality of our historic business district through community caring, maintaining partnerships, and the high quality of life available to residents and visitors alike.  

Vision Statement

Promote a diverse, vital, and culturally rich Main Street Jonesboro District, revitalizing the Main Street corridor, to embrace history, business, art, innovation, and community partnerships.


Program Overview

The Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority ("Authority") is a seven-member Board of Directors appointed by the Jonesboro City Council to serve as advocates and advisors to the Council on issues related to economic growth and development in Downtown Jonesboro. The Authority works to attract business to the Downtown area and provides technical support to assure that existing businesses achieve their full potential. The Authority actively markets the City of Jonesboro and works to strengthen the small town character of the community. The Authority works with its partners at Jonesboro City Hall and within the Jonesboro business community to provide a bridge between the business and residential communities for the benefit of the entire City of Jonesboro.

The Authority's program is modeled after the National Trust for Historic Preservation's successful national Main Street approach ( The Main Street approach provides a comprehensive approach to the economic revitalization of the historic commercial center of a community. While based upon a commitment to the preservation of historic commercial buildings, the Main Street approach is as much about preserving a strong sense of community as it is about preserving buildings. Main Street is based on four central program elements that form the basis for the Jonesboro Downtown development/revitalization process.

How to Contact Us:

Andrew Simpson, Jonesboro Downtown Development Authority
Executive Director
1859 City Center Way
Jonesboro, Georgia 30236

Downtown Development Authority Members:

  • Karen Sullivan, Chairperson
  • Jule Segner, Vice-Chair
  • Dawn Murray Hartman 
  • Helen Meadows
  • Trina Kolawole 
  • Tammary Scott-Dowdell 
  • Mayor Donya Sartor 


Meetings of the Downtown Development Authority are held on the 1st Tuesday of the month, beginning at 6:00 p.m. All meetings are held at the Jonesboro City Center.