About the DDA
The Woodstock Downtown Development Authority (DDA) was created by an activating resolution of the Council of the City of Woodstock on November 26, 2002 pursuant to the provisions of Article IX, Section VI, Paragraph III of the 1983 Constitution of the State of Georgia, the Downtown Development Authorities Law of the State of Georgia, O.C.G.A. § 36-42-1, et seq., as amended (the “Act”).
The DDA is tasked with the revitalization and redevelopment of the central business district of Woodstock and to promote for the public good and general welfare trade, commerce, industry, and employment opportunities. The DDA also serves as the City’s Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) board.
DDA/CVB board members are appointed to concurrent terms by the Mayor and each Council Person and is staffed by members of the City’s Office of Economic Development (OED) through an Intergovernmental Agreement adopted by the Board and the City Council.
The DDA/CVB board is as follows:
Karen Wintering (Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2021), appointed by Mayor
Kenny Kligman (Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2021), Board Vice-Chair (elected), appointed by Ward 1
David Leggett (Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2019), appointed by Ward 2 **filling a vacant position
Spencer Nix (Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2021), appointed by Ward 3
William Raike (Jan 1, 2016-Dec 31, 2019), appointed by Ward 4
Perry Tanner (Jan 1, 2018-Dec 31, 2021), Board Chair (elected), appointed by Ward 5
Dwight Waggener (Jan 1, 2016-Dec 31, 2019), appointed by Ward 6
Additional elected and staff positions are as follows:
Colin Ake, City Council Liaison
Mitzi Saxon, Board Secretary (elected), OED Program Manager (staff)
Zach Yurchuck, Board Treasurer (elected)
Brian Stockton, Executive Director, OED Director (staff)
Kyle Bennett, OED Tourism Manager (staff)
Stacy Brown, OED Marketing Manager (staff)