Downtown Manager

Position Details

Type Full Time
Offered By City of Albany
222 Pine Ave
Albany, Georgia
Salary 72,025.​72 - 106,237.​94 per your
Deadline 03/13/2015
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The purpose of this classification is to serve as the Director of the Albany-Dougherty Inner City Authority (ADICA) and Downtown Manager. State authority establishes ADICA as a public corporate body and as an instrumentality of the State of Georgia; provides for the membership of the Authority and terms of its members; to authorize the authority to exercise certain powers including the right and authority to acquire, construct, improve, alter, repair and maintain property within Dougherty County, Georgia for the purpose of improving the public good of urban, central city and downtown areas; to authorize the Authority to execute leases and contracts with any departments, institutions, agencies, municipalities, county or political subdivision of the state of Georgia. The Principal focus of ADICA is to broaden the tax base for the Downtown by planning for and encouraging high quality growth and development. Provides support for existing businesses and residents to ensure retention of existing tax bases. Coordinates planning and project management for development projects.


Duties: The following duties are normal for this position. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

  • Provides assistance to developers, businesses, and residents by interacting effectively, professionally and in high visibility situations with the public, explaining City policies and procedures, conveying the needs and desires of downtown stakeholders to City/County officials, providing appropriate data and services such as maps and statistical research.
  • Work with merchant associations, Conventions and Visitors Bureau, Chamber of Commerce and others to develop and bring activities and events to community like downtown farmers market, festivals, trade shows, that market downtown as a destination and that assist downtown in producing a sense of place.
  • Encourages district development by creating marketing pieces/packages, implementing master plans for the downtown, maintaining an inventory of available properties, working with potential retailers or office tenants for the downtown, providing information to brokers to assist them as they work with clients interested in the downtown, and working with City crews on improvements to downtown.
  • Promote and sell a positive image of the commercial district and encourage consumers and investors to live, work, shop, and play and invest in the Downtown Area.
  • Coordinates development projects by acting as liaison between the City and private developers, coordinating efforts from various departments in relation to a development project including coordinating meetings, ensuring that the City fulfills its requirements on projects with a development agreement, assisting other departments plan for physical improvements in the downtown area, and coordinating property acquisitions and sales.
  • Plans for downtown development by conducting land use and zoning studies, coordinating businesses and neighborhood groups, conducting technical and practical research of planning issues, writing ordinances, writing and negotiating development agreements, setting policies, reviewing structural changes, conducting surveys to ascertain demand and public opinion, and writing and coordinating RFP processes to encourage appropriate development.
  •  Economic Restructuring by strengthening the community's existing economic assets while expanding and diversifying its economic base.
  • The downtown Management effort must help to sharpen the competitiveness of existing businesses owners and recruits compatible new businesses and new economic uses to build a commercial district that responds to today's consumers' needs.


A four-year Bachelor's degree required; graduate work or an advanced degree in Planning, Economics, Public Administration, Business, or related filed is preferred; at least three years of successful experience in downtown development and venture project development and management; over two years of experience in real estate, planning, or economic development; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Must possess and maintain a valid GA Driver's License.

How to Apply

Interested applicants should apply online at our website For information please call (229) 431-2806. All information submitted may be subject to public review under the Georgia Open Records Act. EOE.