Main Street Board

In 2018, the City of Hahira and the Department of Community Affairs (DCA) entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to join the Georgia Main Street Program as an Affiliate.  Currently there are three (3) tiers for communities to participate in, which include Downtown Affiliate Network, Classic Main Street Program and Georgia's Exceptional Main Streets (GEMS).  The National Main Street Center's Accreditation Process evaluates local Main Street program according to 10 performance standards and provides national recognition to those that meet these standards.  The standards developed by the National Main Street Center (NMSC), in cooperation with the Georgia Main Street coordinating program, provide benchmarks and guidelines on how a Main Street revitalization program should optimally function.  Those 10 standards include:

(1) Broad-Based Community Support
(2) Vision and Mission Statements
(3) Comprehensive Work Plan
(4) Historic Preservation Ethic
(5) Active Board and Committees
(6) Adequate Operating Budget
(7) Paid Professional Staff
(8) Program of Ongoing Training
(9) Reporting of Key Statistics
(10) Main Street Network Membership

A key component for establishing a successful Main Street Program is through the creation of an active board.  The first City of Hahira Main Street Board was appointed by City Council on February 14, 2020 and consists of seven (7) members.  During 2020, the board will develop mission and vision statements, bylaws, district boundary, work plan and more to help further develop the existing Main Street program.  
Main Street Board Summary
Main Street Board Application 

Board Members

  • Kelly Barr, Chairman - Term Expires 12/31/22
  • Morgan Davis, Vice Chairman - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Madison Trotter, Secretary - Term Expires 12/31/21
  • Estel Powell - Term Expires 12/31/21
  • Leanne Griffin - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Megan Crawford - Term Expires 12/31/20
  • Sharon Respess - Term Expires 12/31/22

2020 Meeting Dates & Location
All Main Street Board Meetings will be held on the 2nd Monday of the month and start at 9:30 AM at the Hahira Courthouse (301 W Main Street), with the exception of the June 9, 2020 Meeting.  The June Meeting will serve as the Annual Board Retreat and be held on Tuesday, June 9th from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM at the Depot (220 W Main Street).   
Date Agenda Minutes
January No Meeting N/A
February No Meeting N/A
March 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
April 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
May 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
June 8, 2020 Agenda Minutes
July 13, 2020 Agenda Minutes
August 11, 2020 Agenda Minutes
September 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
October 12, 2020 Agenda Minutes
November 9, 2020 Agenda Minutes
December 14, 2020 Agenda Minutes
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the Main Street Office at 229-794-2330.