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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
David Ott, Bryan Nelson P.A.

VICE PRESIDENT
Daniel Jayroe, Area Development Partnership

TREASURER
Jim Coll, The University of Southern Mississippi

PAST PRESIDENT
Shawn Harris, Regions Bank

EX-OFFICIO
DESIGNATED REPRESENTATIVE

Barbara Hamilton, William Carey University

David Miller, Forrest County Board of Supervisors

Joe Paul, City of Hattiesburg

Board of Directors

Larry Albert, Albert & Robinson Architects

Chad Dews, Dews Foundry

Marlo Dorsey, VisitHattiesburg

Miranda Grieder, The Little Building

Nelson Haskin, Blu Jazz Café

Austin Lovitt, Neel-Schaffer

Shawn Lowrey, Lowrey & Fortner, P.A.

Michael Marks, Stage, Style, Study

Seth Miles, CR Properties

Dave Ware, Southern Anesthesia, Inc.

HONORARY BOARD MEMBERS

Larry Albert, Albert & Robinson Architects

Staff

Andrea Saffle, Executive Director

Kristen Brock, Programs & Promotions