Development Authority of Powder Springs

Appointed Board Members

  • Appointment 1: Loretta Smith, Chair
  • Appointment 2: Tracy Reese
  • Appointment 3: Marie Cetrulo, Treasurer
  • Appointment 4: Ra Barr
  • Appointment 5: Shelia Marshall
  • Appointment 7: Kent Shelton, Vice Chair
  • Appointment 8: Ephraim Abdullah
  • Appointment 9: Janay Readman
  • Council Liaison: Patrick Bordelon
  • Staff Liaison:  Ashley Youmans


The Development Authority of Powder Springs provides the following confidential and free services on behalf of the city:
  • Business recruitment
  • Business retention and expansion
  • Requests for information (RFI) and requests for proposals (RFP) responses
  • Target industry development
  • National and international marketing
  • Building and site selection
  • Business park development
  • Infill development and adaptive reuse
  • Retail recruitment
  • Research and demographics analysis and report
  • Incentive structuring and processing
  • Fast track permitting
For more information about the Development Authority of Powder Springs contact Ashley Youmans.