Blairsville born, Atlanta raised! Darren's role with the Visit Downtown Blairsville (AKA Blairsville DDA) is to wear one of many hats.
Serving as the Program Manager for the past six years, Darren is involved with many different aspects of the community in an effort to create and maintain a thriving downtown. Festival planning, media management, volunteering, property development and other projects keep him busy....and out of trouble, for the most part.
If you have questions, ideas, suggestions are looking to volunteer or just want to know more, contact Darren using the 'Contact Us' form.
Darren E. Harper
As a participating member of the 'Main Street America' program, the City of Blairsville has achieved 'Affiliate' status, which provides our city with the tools needed to navigate growth with an eye toward preservation.
As part of this effort, the Blairsville Downtown Development Authority (AKA Visit Downtown Blairsville) consists of a seven member Board of Directors appointed by the Blairsville City Council. These dedicated individuals meet monthly to discuss issues relating to the growth and revitalization of Downtown Blairsville.
Meetings are held at City Hall @ noon, on the second Monday of each month and are open to the public.