Downtown Development Authority

The Downtown Development Authority of the City of Chamblee was established by special state legislation. It is an independent authority established for the purpose of planning, organizing, and financing projects that will revitalize and redevelop Chamblee’s downtown. The CDDA meets once per month, as needed, and are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. CDDA members must be a resident, a business owner, or a property own in the downtown area. Members must take at least eight hours of training on downtown development and redevelopment programs within the first 12 months of their appointment to the DDA.


Tax Incentive Strategy

The Chamblee City Council and the Chamblee Downtown Development Authority have each unanimously voted to approve a new Tax Incentive Strategy that provides guidelines for the use of incentives designed to encourage the creation of jobs, housing diversity historic preservation and more. For more information, click here.


  • 6:30 pm
  • Fourth Tuesday of every month
  • City Hall: 5468 Peachtree Road, Chamblee, GA 30341

Agendas & Minutes

Meeting agendas are available from the Downtown Development Authority Secretary and this site. They should be posted on this site within 24 hours of the agenda closing. Meeting minutes will also be placed on this site after they are officially approved.

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Board Members

Brian Ray - Chair (Term 2015-2027)

Matt Sitter - Vice Chair (Term 2022-2027)

Robert Smith- Secretary (Term 2017-2025)

Jonathan Smith - Treasurer (Term 2021-2025)

John Mesa - City Council Appointee (Term 2022-2025)

Michael Escobar (2023-2027)

Seth Watson (2023-2027)

Seats on the CDDA

The Chamblee Downtown Development Authority accepts statements of interest to fill positions as they expire or become vacant. Interested applicants should submit a statement of interest. Applications for 2023 appointment closed on January 15th, 2023.

This webpage will be updated to reflect acceptance of applications when a position is vacated or expiring.