The annual Georgia Downtown Conference was held in Decatur, Georgia August 20-22, 2014. The Georgia Downtown Conference promotes downtown and economic development through public awareness, governmental relations and education. Co-sponsored by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development and the Georgia Downtown Association, the awards and the conference provide recognition for downtown and community development professionals, and an opportunity to showcase the best of Georgia’s unique downtowns each year.
The profession of downtown development brings together the 4-Points of good downtown development in a person that is willing to put in long hours, sweat, tears and their own toolbox full of talents. The professional development certification level one process includes a written test and an oral presentation of the professional’s program of work. This year Amanda Glover was among the 8 new downtown leaders added to the list of certified Georgia Downtown Development Professionals.
This designation distinguishes downtown developers who have reached a milestone of professional success in Georgia and who are committed to continuing professional growth. By attaining this milestone, Glover has joined the growing ranks of Georgians who are elevating the practice of community and economic development with the quality standards of a true profession. The end result is a higher level of service to improve the quality of life for all of Georgia’s communities and citizens.
About the Georgia Downtown Association
The Georgia Downtown Association (GDA) is a non-profit association that promotes the economic redevelopment of Georgia’s traditional downtowns. Through advocacy, education and marketing, GDA works to focus the public’s attention on the value of downtown. GDA is an independent association that supports both public and private sector efforts targeted at enhancing Georgia’s downtowns.