Jeff Noles, Douglasville's Director of Development Services, has been named Executive Director of the (CDDA) or City of Douglasville's Development Authority.
Noles was appointed to the position earlier this month. He succeeds City Manager Bill Osborne who had been serving as Acting Executive Director. In his new role, Noles will work to identify community needs and develop plans and programs to create, grow and revitalize the city.
“I am excited about the opportunity to have an impact on the future of the community where I grew up and have chosen to raise my family,” said Noles. “I plan to move forward with recruitment initiatives designed to attract the type of corporate partners to our city that will make Douglasville a premier community to live, work, and play.”
Noles holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business management from the Georgia Tech. In addition to his new duties, Noles will continue to serve as the city’s Director of Development Services.
In 2003, Noles began his career with the city as a development official. Since then he has held several other positions, each increasing in responsibility, including acting zoning official, city engineer and director of development services.
Having oversight of the the city's communications, information technology, and building departments, Noles has also overseen the construction process of some of the largest developments in Douglasville. As the lead representative for construction, he has supervised the development of the city's Public Safety and Municipal Court building, the renovation of Hunter Park and the Hunter Park Community Center, the new Douglasville Conference Center, as well as a number of other public infrastructure projects. He also manages the permitting and inspection process from conception to completion for commercial projects within the city limits.
“I feel like I bring not only the necessary skills to be successful, but also a unique skill set of understanding project delivery and project life cycle that will aid potential developers.” Confident in his new role, Noles adds “I’m able to hit the ground running much faster because of my knowledge of the local landscape.”
Throughout his nine years of dedicated service to the city, Noles has remained involved in community development projects, and has worked to build relationships with other community development leaders such as the Development Authority of Douglas County (DADC). Although two separate entities, both organizations are committed to improving economic and community development in Douglasville and Douglas County.