About Us


The Purpose of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association(HHDA)  is to establish a vibrant commercial district in and around Downtown Hattiesburg, enhance our community and historic character, foster a center of activity, and ensure economic stability for the heart of Hattiesburg through concentrated efforts of design, promotion, organization and economic revitalization.


The Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association (HHDA) is an organization dedicated to the revitalization of Historic Downtown Hattiesburg;  a non-profit, public-private partnership (PPP), funded in part by The City of Hattiesburg and Forrest County along with support from Promotion Partners and dues-paying members.

HHDA operates with the support of the Mississippi Main Street Association, a joint program of the Mississippi Development Authority and the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The state and national programs assist by providing training, information, and other services. HHDA is one of 50 certified Main Street Communities in the State of Mississippi.

Main Street is a unique and effective path to economic development through preservation. Using the four-point approach of organization, design, promotion and economic restructuring, Main Street communities boost local business from the city center outward.

We invite you to become a member of the Historic Hattiesburg Downtown Association, and to Get Involved.

For further information please call Executive Director, Andrea Saffle, at 601-606-9921 or e-mail:  info@downtownhattiesburg.com

Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation, Inc. (HLP)

HHDA establish Hattiesburg Landmark Preservation, Inc. (HLP) in 2007 as  as 501(c)3 charitable organization for the purpose of perserving buildings and other structures that are significant in the history of Hattiesburg, providing certain educational programming,  and for receiving donations and grants.

Numerous activities on behalf of HHDA have been conducted through HLP