Glenda was born and raised in Athens, GA. During her college years, her parents relocated from Athens to Dublin and she has called the Emerald City home ever since.
With over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, Glenda has built a highly successful career based on her abilities as an accomplished fundraiser, creative motivator, and energetic leader. In addition to fundraising, her areas of expertise include community engagement, corporate and economic development, board and volunteer recruitment, strategic planning, and marketing/communications. She has served in executive leadership roles with the Muscular Dystrophy Association in Atlanta, the Arthritis Foundation in Atlanta and San Diego, the American Diabetes Association in Tampa and Nashville, and most recently, as the Area West Leader for Alzheimer’s Association. In this senior executive position, Glenda covered 26 states in the Central and Western US, and managed a fundraising budget of $160 million dollars – all while working remotely and traveling frequently from Dublin.
Stepping into her new role as the executive director of Dublin’s Downtown Development Authority, Glenda is thrilled to have the opportunity to “stay local” and to serve as an integral part of furthering downtown’s growth. She considers the venues under the DDA’s oversight – Theatre Dublin, Carnegie Library, Bicentennial Plaza, Jackson Plaza, and Market on Madison to be the “true gems” of the community and encourages local and out of town visitors to frequent them as often as possible.
Evans began as our new Main Street Director at the start of the new year in 2023. He is originally from Louisville, GA, where he spent all of his childhood, and spent the previous four years in Macon, where he attended Mercer University, studying Marketing and Management. Event operations and planning are his highest level of expertise, as he’s spent most of his life planning events for multiple organizations in the Louisville and Macon areas. He’s already hit the ground running in his new role and helped put on one of the most successful Pig in the Park BBQ festivals Dublin has ever had in March!
Favorite thing about Downtown Dublin?
“There is not a bad place to eat in Downtown Dublin. There are a variety of options and styles of food to choose from too, so you will never get tired of eating the same thing every day!”
Reach out to Evans for more information about the events and venues downtown– and learn how to become a Downtown Dublin Doer!