Downtown Development Association
The Clayton Downtown Development Association is a town council-appointed advisory committee for the enhancement and protection of Downtown Clayton. It is comprised of representatives from citizens inside the town limits, business persons with interests in the Downtown Clayton area, property owners within the Downtown District of Clayton, or other persons with knowledge or abilities deemed beneficial to the purpose of the Association by the Town Council. The Association works on behalf of the Town of Clayton and serves the Town's interests in relation to the goals and priorities established by the Town Council for the Town of Clayton. The goals of the CDDA are to:
- Protect and strengthen the business, cultural and entertainment environments in downtown Clayton.
- Provide services to those who shop, play and work in downtown Clayton.
- Serve as the voice of businesses and property owners in downtown Clayton with local and state entities.
- Support and coordinate long-term planning for downtown Clayton.
The Clayton Downtown Development Association follows the Main Street approach to downtown revitalization which involves four volunteer committees: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization, and Promotions. The Board of Directors and these four committees work simultaneously to achieve their separate goals and objectives by executing specific projects that have been identified as being necessary, appropriate, and realistic.
The Design Committee strives to improve upon the appearance, functionality, safety, and character of our natural and built environment.
The Economic Restructuring Committee focuses on strengthening and enhancing the downtown district's existing economic base while finding ways to expand it to meet new opportunities and challenges from outlying development.
The Promotion Committee markets and promotes downtown Clayton as a center of commerce and cultural and community life.
The Organization Committee helps make sure that our program remains vibrant and strong. Their work involves educating the community about who we are, recruiting new volunteers, fostering strong partnerships with other organizations and the Town of Clayton, and initiating fundraising activities.
If you are interested in becoming involved with CDDA, please email email@example.com or call us at 553-1545.