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During the August Georgia Downtown Conference, April McKown, Main Street Manager for the City of Douglasville, was awarded the Georgia Downtown Association’s Professional Development Program level one certification designation, Georgia Downtown Development Professional.
In order to be eligible for the level one review, a candidate must have: at least two years of experience in the field of downtown development; fifty hours of documented training class time; and two letters of recommendation. The review consists of an oral presentation in which the candidate must document his/her downtown organizational and management success, and a written exam covering downtown development issues, tools and resources.
“McKown has demonstrated a thorough working knowledge in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia”, said Connie Tabor, Chair of the Professional Development Program. “The Georgia Downtown Development Professional Program distinguishes downtown managers who have reached a milestone of professional success in Georgia and who are committed to continuing professional growth.”