About Us

The Downtown Decatur Neighbors (DDN) envision a City in which the Downtown residents, government, developers and businesses can work in harmony to create a world-class Downtown with a small town feel.

Our Mission is to be the voice for Downtown residents on quality of life issues unique to living in the Downtown area.

All the work of DDN is done by our committees.

DDN George Preso

Elected each year
at the Annual Meeting in January.

Kathie Gannon,  President
Jane and Harry Yeomans,  Co-Secretary
Tom Frangos, Treasurer
Stephen Busch,  Public Spaces Chair
Lila Miller,  Seniors Chair
Susan Avent, Planning and Development Chair
Nancy Hall, Public Safety Chair
Lisa Schreiber, Communications Chair
Pete Pfeiffer, Past-President

Presentation: The Impetus for Downtown Decatur Neighbors 2014


  • A Downtown Master Plan developed in partnership between downtown residents, businesses and the city.
  • ADA Accessible, Walkable Sidewalks
  • Upgrade Code Enforcement for Downtown Area
  • Improve Appearance of Downtown Area
  • Reduce Noise, Light, and Garbage pollution
  • Eliminate Curb-Cuts
  • Create Pedestrian Only Area
  • Keep Downtown Small Businesses with Incentives
  • Manage Traffic
  • Protect Dwindling Tree Canopy
  • Downtown Grocery