The Strong Center
of the Community
Starts Here.

Founded in 1771, Brunswick, Georgia, has long been on the map for regional growth. Our busy and historic downtown has been instrumental to city, county and regional development enabling expansion in government,  business, agriculture, education and residential living.

Our vision is to work together to make Brunswick and the Golden Isles an exceptional place in Georgia to live, work, and visit by strengthening our communities and enhancing the quality of life.

While keeping our mission strong by working diligently to assure the long term stability of Downtown Brunswick by promoting economic growth and community activities that bring people downtown; to preserve and enhance the district character of our port city.

Your DDA Board Members

Peggy Shanahan
Lisa Jordan
Julie Hunter-Martin
Michael Torras
Whitney Herndon
Courtney Prince
Michael Kaufman

The Brunswick Downtown Development Authority was created in 1981. Brunswick was declared a Main Street City in 1986 by the National Trust for Historic Preservation, a movement built on the knowledge that a prosperous, sustainable community is only as healthy as its core.

Main Street Brunswick and the Brunswick Downtown Development Authority work as two organizations in one. We are committed to the economic development, historic preservation, and beautification of Brunswick’s core commercial areas. Downtown Brunswick – a vibrant historic waterfront community offering a progressive array of entertainment, restaurants, shops and distinctive charm, where people live, learn, work and play. 

Our Staff

Mathew Hill

Executive Director

Jennifer Krouse

Events Manager

Brandy Owens

Executive Assistant

City Leadership

Cosby H. Johnson

Mayor

Felicia M. Harris

Mayor Pro Tem

Julie T. Martin

Commissioner

Kendra L. Rolle

Commissioner

John A. Cason III

Commissioner

Regina M. McDuffie

City Manager

Jeremiah Bergquist

Assistant City Manager

Have an Idea?

If you would like to be a part of the planning and organizing of downtown Brunswick and are interested in volunteer opportunities or would like further information on starting a business, fill out our idea form.

The Brunswick DDA was created in 1981, and became a Main Street in 1986.

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