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Vision Statement: The vision of Main Street Elberton is to define and enhance Elberton’s downtown as a social, cultural, economic and historic focal point of our community by having an inviting appearance, highlighted by historic architecture that will cause people to shop, enjoy, remember, and return.

Mission Statement: The mission of the Main Street Elberton Program is to promote and create a thriving central business district in Elberton while preserving Elberton’s historic resources and character; by sustaining economic development; encouraging cooperation and building leadership while strengthening and expanding the economic base of downtown through promoting it as an exciting place to

The Elberton DDA is also part of the Georgia Main Street Program which is based on a comprehensive strategy of work, tailored to local needs and opportunities in four broad areas, called the Main Street Four Point Approach:

1. Design: Enhancing the physical appearance of the commercial district by rehabilitating historic buildings, encouraging supportive new construction, developing sensitive design management systems, and long-term planning.

2. Organization: building consensus and cooperation among the many groups and individuals who have a role in the revitalization process.

3. Promotion: Marketing the traditional commercial district's assets to customers, potential investors, new businesses, local citizens and visitors.

4. Economic Restructuring: Strengthening the district's existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities -- and challenges from outlying development.

The Elberton Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors is a seven member volunteer board appointed by the City of Elberton that governs the Downtown Development Authority.