Gwinnett County's newest community improvement district (CID) will soon have its first executive director.
Leaders of the Sugarloaf CID announced that Alyssa Davis is the organization's sole finalist to serve as their inaugural full-time leader. The board must wait at least 14 days before they can take a final vote confirming her as the new executive director. Davis, a professional urban planner, has seven years of experience working for the Gwinnett Village CID.
The Sugarloaf CID's Board of Directors is expected to officially confirm Davis as the executive director during its meeting in early December. Davis said her time assisting the executive director of the state's largest CID helped prepare her to serve commercial property owners in the Sugarloaf area.
"It is a unique opportunity to join a CID as its just beginning, and be in a position to provide foundational direction," Davis said. "The Sugarloaf CID represents an area of dynamic growth potential, and I am excited to be part of promoting its success. I look forward to what the future holds for our CID, and I am eager to get to work for this community."
During her tenure with the Gwinnett Village CID, Davis provided program management and project oversight related to transportation enhancements, code enforcement and transit expansion plans. She successfully secured millions of dollars in grant funding while guiding the establishment of long-range project development plans, among other accomplishments.
Davis has a Master's of City and Regional Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology, and she is a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP). She is also active with the Southwest Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce, Advance Atlanta and Leadership Gwinnett.
Prior to her experiences with CIDs, Davis worked for five years as a teacher in New York City and Atlanta. She has a Master's of Science in Teaching from Pace University.
The Sugarloaf CID formed in 2016 to include approximately five square miles surrounding Sugarloaf Parkway near the Infinite Energy Center and I-85. Brand Morgan of Brand Properties serves as chairman of the CID's board of directors; Jim Ezell of Retail Planning Corporation is the CID's vice chairman.