Downtown Savannah Authority

Description:
The Downtown Savannah Authority was created in 1974 by the General Assembly of the State of Georgia for the purpose of acquiring, constructing, adding to, extending, improving, equipping, maintaining and operating public projects, public buildings and other public facilities, parking lots or garages and other parking structures and any all other facilities useful or desirable in connection therewith. It provides financial incentives for private projects which have economic benefits to the downtown area.

Membership/Appointment:
Five (5) members, including Mayor or member of City Council serving his/her term of office and four (4) City residents appointed by City Council, as well as a member of Chatham County Delegation to the GA Legislature.

Term:
Four (4) year terms

Current Members Appointed by the City of Savannah:

MEMBER

APPOINTMENT

TERM ENDING

  • Mayor Eddie Wayne DeLoach

Chair

Term of Office

  • Lester Jackson

State Senator

Term of Office

  • Christian J. Steinmetz, III

07/06/17(R)

12/31/20

  • Joseph N. Bell, Jr.

05/14/15

05/31/23

  • Kevin Finley

11/18/19

5/31/23

  • Theodore (Ted) Kleisner

02/01/18

12/31/22


For more information, please contact:

David Maxwell, Chief Finance Officer
6 East Bay Street
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 651-6434
dmaxwell@savannahga.gov

Bates Lovett, City Attorney
6 East Bay Street
3rd Floor Gambles Bldg.
Savannah, GA 31401
(912) 525-3092
blovett@savannahga.gov