Who We Are

Our Mission

 

The Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority is revitalizing Downtown Dothan through dynamic new and redeveloped property ventures, unique events, and interesting promotions.

Our Vision

 

The DDRA is the champion for a vibrant and economically strong Dothan Downtown. We work closely with the city of Dothan, Alabama, the Houston County Commission, the Dothan Area Chamber of Commerce, the Dothan Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, and all stakeholders and residents throughout the community. The Authority also works directly with private investors and developers to attract and encourage new development projects in the Downtown Dothan district.

Our History

 

Established in 1985, the Dothan Downtown Redevelopment Authority (DDRA) was formed to be a catalyst for the city’s redevelopment efforts, and to streamline the processes for private developers to build and remodel in the Dothan Downtown district. The DDRA was inactive for some time, but reformed in 2007 after a Southern tour of downtowns by the City Leaders. The organization is governed by a board of directors and led by a full time executive director.

Our Focus

 

The authority’s main responsibilities include:

 

  •       Creating Innovative Public/Private Partnerships
  •       Strategically Planning Land & Building acquisitions
  •       Providing a Mechanism to Achieve the Downtown Master Plan
  •       Budget Preparation and Project Planning
  •       Project Management
  •       Public Relations and City Commission Coordination
  •       Downtown Planning and Coordination
  •       Grant Administration and Compliance
  •       Manages over 18 community events per year
  •       Manages Dothan Downtown Main Street Program in conjunction with Main Street Alabama

Staff

Jamie Bienvenu

Executive Director

A native Cajun from South Louisiana, Jamie brings that same spunk and zest for life to downtown Dothan. As a mom of three she’s invested in creating quality of life, growing businesses and supporting a wealth of experiences for all families in the Wiregrass.

 

email: jamie@dothandowntown.org

Jessica Parker

Director of Merchants & Marketing

With a passion for the revitalization of downtown Dothan and a love for community and events that bring people the community together, Jessica is assisting in bringing downtown to life as the Merchants and Marketing Director.  Jessica is a Troy University graduate with a bachelors in Multimedia Journalism and Public Relations and a Masters in Strategic Communication. Jessica grew up in a small community outside of Dothan but has invested herself in the growth of Dothan.

email: jessica@dothandowntown.org

Board of Directors

Pat Thomas

Chairman

Dothan Awning & Exteriors

David “Mit” Kirkland

Vice Chair

Scenic Cable

Letecia Jackson

Treasurer

Tandeka LLC

Susan Wilkins

Secretary

BBVA Compass

Cliff Mendheim

Board Member

Prim & Mendheim, LLC

Bob Woodall

Board Member

Bob Woodall Air Care Systems

Deavours Clark

Board Member

DSI Security