The purpose of the Hampton Development Authority is to stimulate and sustain economic development in Hampton by developing trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities for the public good and general welfare. The HDA serves non-profit and public purposes and is an institution of purely public charity.
The HDA is most effectively used when its financing and public administration abilities are reserved for any industrial, commercial, business, office that would:
1) Further trade, commerce, industry and employment opportunities.
2) Promote revenue and growth.
3) Produce a mutual benefit to City and developer as a result of a bond transaction.
MEET THE HAMPTON DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY BOARD MEMBERS
Devlin Cleveland, Chairman. Devlin has lived in Hampton for 14 years. He owns a landscaping company and recently opened an ice cream shop in downtown Hampton. Devlin is excited to be a part of the growth of the city that he calls home.
Britt Evans owns Hampton Service Center located on Woolsey Road. He has served on the Hampton Business Merchant’s Association approximately nine years and the Main Street of Hampton for several years. Britt also served on the Downtown Development Authority for the last two years.
Desmond McLain was born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia in the Decatur area. He served 18 years with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office. After leaving the Sheriff’s Office Desmond became an investigator with the Magistrate Court. He served on the ethics board, and he has lived in Hampton for about four years. He is here to serve and see how we can move Hampton forward.
Pamela Duchesne has lived in Hampton for over 10 years and is the owner of the local flower shop Hummingbird Flowers. She has 25 plus years of experience in Business, Logistics and Supply Chain Management and previously, served on Hampton's Ethics Board and Economic Development Committee. Pam loves building relationships and wants to actively invest in the community and work towards its development for future generations.
Mary Hill-Hart is a proud resident of Hampton, Georgia for the past 10 years. I am an Entrepreneur and Licensed Professional Counselor who specializes in Cultural Diversity, Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders and Military Culture. As a longtime member of Turning Point Church, engaged in community outreach and advocacy, I understand the importance of community connections. I value serving and working with the citizens of Hampton, as well as welcome the challenge of supporting our beloved residents of Henry County.
Sonya Rushing, has been a homeowner in Hampton, Ga since May 2004. Born and raised in Ellenwood, Ga. Graduated from Ashford University with a BA in Accounting, Sonya has been employed with the GA Dept of Revenue since 2006. She is open to opportunities that will give her the chance to give back to the community.