One of Downtown Woodstock's leaders will be paving the road for all Georgia downtowns after his recent election as president of the Georgia Downtown Association.
Billy Peppers, the Downtown Development Authority executive director since 2005 and Woodstock’s director of economic services since 2008, began his new role Jan. 1, according to .
The association’s board of directors elected Peppers in a unanimous vote during its annual conference in the fall, according to The Tribune.
Peppers told The Tribune he wants to focus on promoting jobs as well as historic preservation in Georgia downtowns. Him and his wife are members of the .
With this role, he said he hopes to have new ideas for Woodstock.
Canton and Woodstock are among the approxiamte 150 members in the association. The GDA is a non-profit association that promotes the economic redevelopment of Georgia's traditional downtowns.