About Us

The Development Authority/Main Street Program is an inclusive program through the City of Tybee Island that focuses on economic development within the context of historic preservation in a balanced fashion.


The City of Tybee Island is an accredited National Main Street Community due to years of dedication by staff and partners working in collaboration with administration and elected officials to improve the sense of community, maintain a sustainable year-round economy, and preserve the architectural uniqueness of the barrier island.  The Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development oversees the State’s Main Street program, which is one of the largest Main Street networks in the country.     

Vision Statement

The Vision of the Program is to improve the quality of life for those that live, work, and visit Tybee Island and enhance the cultural experience while preserving the community’s barrier island heritage.

This Vision is achievable through the Director’s commitment to the National Main Street Four-Point Approach® of historic preservation-based economic development that balances design, business assistance, promotion, and organization with established committees and partners that represent each point.


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