The Downtown Eatonton Main Street Organization

The beautiful town of Eatonton, GA is located in Putnam County, part of Georgia's Lake Country. The Downtown Eatonton organization is part of the national Main Street America, a program of the nonprofit National Main Street Center, Inc., a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Whew! That's a lot to say we "share both a commitment to place and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development."

 

Downtown Eatonton represents and promotes the diversity of our downtown businesses, and support organizations and individuals that have an interest in or ownership of them.

 

Our role is to:

  • act as a hub for relevant news and resources, knowledge and good practices

  • raise the profile of and support the economic well-being of businesses in downtown Eatonton through various programs - such as our  Façade Grant Program and Briar Patch Economic Vitality campaign

  • support our community by hosting festivals, events and partnerships

Mission:
To encourage preservation of Eatonton’s historic and cultural character through awareness, business development, events, and by using Main Street’s Four Point Approach.

Vision:
Downtown has small town charm with successful businesses and happy customers. Eatonton Main Street will encourage sustainable growth, tourism, revitalization and preservation of traditional architecture to enhance downtown.

 

Eatonton Main Street has been helping revitalize the Downtown commercial districts since 1999. It has gone through various name changes, so you may know it as Better Hometown, Main Street or by its current name, Downtown Eatonton.

We share both a commitment to place and to building a stronger community through preservation-based economic development. By using the guiding principles of Design, Promotion, Organization, and Economic Vitality developed by the National Trust For Historic Preservation.

How We Function

The Downtown Eatonton Board meets the second Wednesday of every month at 8am in The Hut, located at 400A W. Marion St., Eatonton, GA

***Due to the confirmation of new board members***

the November meeting will be held Wednesday, November 20.  

Director, Board of Directors and Volunteers

While our Director is a city employee, all of our board and support members are volunteers. You do not need to be a board member to be a Downtown Eatonton member, nor do you need to be a formal member to help out. We are always looking for people to work on various tasks and events, and enjoy working with a variety of people with diverse skills, backgrounds and experiences. If you're interested in helping out regularly or just once in a while, send an email to director@downtowneatonton.com and let us know what you'd like to do!

Erin Keating, Chair

Term Expires: August 2021

Karen Henry-Garrett, Vice Chair

Term Expires: August 2021

Deck Jackson, Treasurer
Term Expires: August 2021

 

Maria Rios, 
Term Expires: October 2022

Melissa Williams
Term Expires: March 2022

Sara Tomson Hooper
Term Expires: August 2021


Roddie Anne  Blackwell
Term Expires: April 2020


Alma Stokes

Term Expires: August 2021

Buddy Nolan

Term Expires: November 2019

Joseph Rainey

Term Expires:October 2022

The Board of Directors for Downtown Eatonton are as follows:
 

Downtown Eatonton 2019/22Annual Work Plan

Downtown Eatonton Tier 1 Map

The boundary of the downtown business district is as follows:

Starting with the intersection of S. Washington St. and W. Sumter Street, heading northwest to the intersection of S. Washington St. and Marion St. (Hwy 16).

 

Turn right and proceed to the intersection of Madison Ave. and Marion St.

Turning left, proceed to W. Harris St. Turn right and proceed over Jefferson Ave. to Willie Bailey St.

Turn right on N. Maple and continue to E. Sumter (Hwy 16).

Dogleg to the right and continue on S. Maple to Walnut St.

Turn right on Walnut St. to Jefferson Ave.

At Jefferson Ave. turn right and proceed to intersection of Sumter St.

Turn left and continue to S. Washington St.

Any property on the road frontage and the interior area is considered the downtown business district and are subject to this district's requirements.

(All of these areas surround the Courthouse Square.)

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