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Committees

Summer in the City Committee

Committee Chair:
Todd Forman • tforman@zoharlawfirm.com

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month, Jan.-March, April-May, 3-4 meetings per month, 2-3 hours per week in between meetings.

6-8 people are needed to:

  • Gather sponsors
  • Head up children’s area
  • Gate captain
  • Help with food and beverage
  • Reliable
  • Entertainment committee
  • Participate day of event with setup and/or take down
  • Help create and put up decorations

This is a fun way to give back to the DBA with our biggest fundraiser of the year. If you meet these criteria we would love to have you on the team.


Communications Committee

Committee Chair:
Jill Joplin • joplinj@dekalblibrary.org

Time Commitment: 1 hour per week

1-2 people are needed with these requirements:

  • Social networking savvy
  • Organized
  • Good writing skills
  • Reliable
  • Team player
  • Creative, willing to share and hear new ideas
  • Good communicator
  • Loves Decatur
  • Excited about creating connections
  • Blogging experience or deep desire to learn
  • Willing to spend an hour a week updating social media sites including Facebook and LinkedIn

If you meet these criteria we would love to have you on the team.


Community Relations

Committee Chair:
Robbie Nash • Robert.Nash@Gas-South.com

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per quarter (March, June, September, December), other meeting times as required.

4-6 people are needed to:

  • Distribute DBA sponsorship funds to identified events and projects while ensuring proper recognition.
  • Identify and promote opportunities for volunteerism within the DBA.
  • Collaborate with other organizations / individuals with positive and community-oriented activities.
  • Cultivate interaction across distinct groups (cultural, political, ethnic, etc.).
  • Promote associate memberships (residents of the community who are non-business related).

This committee is essential for developing strong, long lasting relationships within the Decatur community and building awareness of DBA and its mission.


Concerts Committee

Committee Co-chairs:
Troy Cono • troycono@pyroflyentertainment.com
Grier Donald • grier@threetavernsbrewery.com

Time Commitment: As few as two hours, or has many as 16 hours per month

2-3 additional volunteers are needed with these requirements:

  • Attend listening party at the beginning of each year to choose artists for the concerts series
  • Help collect donated items from our generous Decatur businesses for the raffle giveaways
  • Station the DBA table during as many Wednesday afternoon and/or Saturday evening concerts in May and September as possible
  • Be comfortable working in a team environment
  • Be punctual and reliable
  • Help enroll annual sponsors for the concerts
  • Have an outgoing personality, comfortable with public speaking, and passionate about live music
  • A love for Decatur and its community

This is a fun way to give back to the DBA while bringing great music to the community.

If you meet these criteria, please email our committee chairs so they can schedule a time to speak with you about joining our committee.


Golf Tournament

Committee Co-chairs:
Reshell Baldini • rbaldini@5starofficefurniture.com
Ann Falconer • ann.falconer@sheltermortgage.com

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per quarter (March, June, September, December), other meeting times as required.

6-8 people are needed to:

  • Gather sponsors
  • Attend and help facilitate events
  • Passionate about golf or wish to learn more about the sport
  • Gather giveaways for the event
  • Participate day of event with setup and/or take down
  • Help create and put up decorations
  • Cover the DBA table the day of the event
  • Be comfortable working in a team environment
  • Be punctual and reliable

Holiday Events Committee

Committee Co-chairs:
Shirley Baylis • shirley.baylis@decaturga.com
Susan Sparks • ponchojb@gmail.com

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per month Jan.-June, June-December, 3-4 meetings per month, 2 hours per week in between meetings.

4-5 people are needed to:

  • Gather sponsors
  • Attend and help facilitate events
  • Assist Santa — yes, there really is a Santa 😀
  • Participate day of event with setup and/or take down
  • Help create and put up decorations

If you meet these criteria we would love to have you on the team.


Membership Committee

Committee Chair:
Paula Connor • paula@oakhurstmarket.com

Time Commitment: 1-4 hours per month

6-8 people are needed to:

  • Visit new businesses in Decatur to welcome them and share the benefits of the DBA
  • Greet members at monthly DBA member meetings and distribute name tags
  • Be responsible for name tags in between meetings
  • Be a new member liaison at the monthly DBA meetings
  • Reliable, team player
  • Ask for and gather items for the give-aways at the monthly meeting
  • Attend each monthly meeting and arrive a bit early and stay until the end (5-7 PM)
  • Outgoing
  • Loves Decatur
  • Take care of member handout table

If you meet these criteria we would love to have you on the team.


Sponsorsip Committee

Committee Co-chairs:
Tim Martin • thmartin@nylifesecurities.com
Rick Kern • rick@mixitmarketing.com