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Davis completes downtown development program
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Vicki Davis of Hinesville receives a document recognizing her as a senior downtown development professional from Georgia Downtown Association President Billy Peppers. Davis recently completed the groups professional development level-two review. - photo by Photo provided.

ATLANTA — Vicki Davis of Hinesville recently completed the Georgia Downtown Association’s professional development level-two review and received the designation of senior Georgia downtown development professional.

The 2012 designees recently were recognized at the awards for downtown excellence ceremony in LaGrange.

In order to be eligible for the level-two review, a candidate must have at least five years of experience in the field of downtown development; 120 hours of training-class time in downtown development; 15 hours of service as a trainer in various downtown-related topics; and five letters of recommendation. In addition, the candidate must document programmatic success through a written and oral presentation of a case study, and pass an exam.

“The senior Georgia downtown development professional has demonstrated proficiency in the application of critical knowledge, skills and tools in the professional practice of downtown development in Georgia,” program chairwoman Ann Arnold said. “The Georgia Downtown Development Professional Program distinguishes downtown managers who have reached a milestone of professional success in Georgia and who are committed to continuing professional growth.”

Based in Atlanta, the Georgia Downtown Association is a nonprofit association that promotes the economic redevelopment of Georgia’s downtowns.

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