Downtown Development Authority - Staff and DDA Board of Directors
Amanda Carter, Director
Amanda joined the Downtown Development team in January 2012 as the Assistant. She was selected as Director on May 22, 2017. She is a native Roman with a deep-rooted passion of her hometown's historic downtown district. Amanda is a 2003 cum laude graduate of Kennesaw State University with a Business Management Degree. She has received the Downtown Development Authority training certification through the Fanning Institute in Atlanta, GA. In March 2012, she completed the Main Street/Better Hometown City training at the Main Street Institute held in Woodstock, GA. May 7, 2013 marked her graduated date from the Regional Economic & Leadership Development Academy. She is a graduate of the Chamber of Commerce Leadership Rome Class of XXXII (2015). Amanda plans to continue her training in downtown revitalization in order to maintain and grow a vibrant downtown to live, work, and play in.
Megan Treglown, Marketing & Special Events Coordinator
Megan received her Bachelors in Communications specializing in Public Relations, as well as a Mater's in Public Administration, from Jacksonville State University. While at Jacksonville State, Treglown enjoyed her time as a Marching Ballerina during her undergraduate years, and later served as a graduate assistant with Residence Life while obtaining a Master's. Treglown was raised right outside of Rome in Plainville and has deep ties to the Rome area. She previously worked at the Rome Braves a total of seven seasons, working consistently with events and promotions.
Becky Smyth, Parking Services Manager
Becky is a native Roman and a graduate of Pepperell High School. Her passion for downtown started in 1999 when she became a volunteer. She was involved with many different things from coordinating children's events during Tour De Georgia to serving on the Downtown Development Authority's Promotion and Outreach Committees. She became the Parking Services Manager for downtown in 2007. The following year she received her certification as a Nationally Certified Parking Professional from the National Parking Association. In 2010, she completed the Georgia Academy for Economic Development, as well as the Greater Rome Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program.
Downtown Development Authority Board of Directors 2013
Robert Blumberg – Chair
Johnny’s New York Style Pizza
233 Broad Street
Evie McNiece- Vice Chair/Parking Chair
Jay Shell - Secretary/TreasurerRome Brewing Company (The Brewhouse)
325 Broad Street
David Prusakowski- Outreach
State Farm Insurance
8 E 3rd Ave
Connie Sams- Promotions
River Dog Outpost
1 Broad Street
Megan Watters- Design
407 Broad St
Ballard Betz- Business Development
701 Broad St