Downtown Development Authority

Powder Springs Historic Sign

Appointed Board Members:

  • Chair: Mayor Thurman
  • Appointment 1: Susan Smelser
  • Appointment 2: Dwayne Green
  • Appointment 3: Anita Booker
  • Appointment 4: Shelly Hendry
  • Appointment 5: Rick Standard
  • Appointment 6: Eugene Wallace
  • City Council Liaison: Henry Lust


The DDA is an organization created by the Constitution of the State of Georgia to coordinate the development and improvement of the city's downtown. Members are appointed by City Council and their mission is to preserve and add to the unique beauty and hometown charm of Powder Springs and create a destination of choice.