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Downtown Hattiesburg Association focuses on a mission of revitalization and historic preservation of the Downtown district, making it the vibrant and creative center of Hattiesburg.

Since its founding in 1985, DHA, a Mississippi Main Street program, has spearheaded the revitalization of Hattiesburg’s historic core through partnerships to focus its growth and development on the Main Street Four Point Approach of the National Main Street Center: Organization, Design, Promotion, and Economic Vitality. The Association promotes, markets, and educates investors, developers, entrepreneurs, businesses, shoppers, visitors and residents that Downtown Hattiesburg is a destination – a place to live, work, and play.

2021 Officers

PRESIDENT
Shawn Lowrey, Lowrey & Fortner, P.A.

VICE PRESIDENT
Michael Marks, Stage, Style, Study

TREASURER
Shawn Harris, Hancock-Whitney Bank

Secretary
Marlo Dorsey, Visit Hattiesburg

PAST PRESIDENT
Jim Coll, The University of Southern Mississippi

EX-OFFICIO
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE

Barbara Hamilton, William Carey University

David Miller, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Sharon Thompson, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Betsy Mercier, City of Hattiesburg

Board of Directors

Chad Dews, Dews Foundry

Amber Ross, Jone Company 

Nelson Haskin, Blu Jazz Café

Austin Lovitt, Neel-Schaffer

Seth Miles, CR Properties

Chelsey Everett, Area Development Partnership

Joel Ingram, Hub Development

Anna Rush, Rush Law Firm

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Larry Albert, Albert & Robinson Architects

Staff

Andrea Saffle, Executive Director

Allison Neville, Events & Promotions Coordinator