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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.

2019 Officers

PRESIDENT
Jim Coll, The University of Southern Mississippi

VICE PRESIDENT
Dave Ware, Southern Anesthesia

TREASURER
Shawn Harris, Regions Bank

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

PAST PRESIDENT
David Ott, Bryan Nelson P.A.

EX-OFFICIO
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE

Barbara Hamilton, William Carey University

David Miller, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Sharon Thompson, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Joe Paul, City of Hattiesburg

Board of Directors

Chad Dews, Dews Foundry

Marlo Dorsey, VisitHattiesburg

Amber Ross, Jone Company 

Nelson Haskin, Blu Jazz Café

Austin Lovitt, Neel-Schaffer

Michael Marks, Stage, Style, Study

Seth Miles, CR Properties

Chelsey Everett, Area Development Partnership

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Larry Albert, Albert & Robinson Architects

Staff

Andrea Saffle, Executive Director

Kristen Brock, Programs & Promotions