About the Downtown Development Authority


  • 12 pm
  • 3rd Tuesday of every month
  • 100 Central Avenue South
    Tifton-Tift County Chamber of Commerce Conference Room
    Tifton, GA 31794

The public is welcome at all meetings and is invited to hear about the exciting projects that the Downtown Development Authority is working on.


The Downtown Development Authority (DDA) is facilitated by a Board of Directors who act as catalysts for economic development in downtown Tifton. The Mayor and City Council appoint board members. The Downtown Development Authority Board members serve in a leadership role on new improvement projects and programs within the DDA boundaries.

  • Ray Cross, Chairman 
  • Dr. Steve Rigdon, Vice Chair  
  • Hal Baxley 
  • Mary Glynn Hendricks 
  • Jay Mullinax  
  • Jared Ross 
  • Dr. Margaret Richardson-Nixon
  • Abbey McLaren, Staff Contact