Board of Directors

Board Overview

Tybee Island Mayor and City Council activated the Tybee Island Downtown Development Authority (DDA) by Resolution on August 14, 2014. The geographical boundaries of the Authority are within city limits, not just the downtown area. Therefore, the name of the Authority is referred to as the Tybee Island Development Authority / Main Street Program (“Program”). Directors of the Program also serve as the Tybee Island Main Street Board of Directors. The Program By-Laws can be read by clicking the link below.

The program is governed by seven (7) Directors appointed by City Council and four (4) Ex-Officio Members. Directors work with local and state partners to provide technical assistance and financial opportunities with incentives, as available, that encourage quality growth and development while preserving Tybee Island’s unique architectural and community heritage.


Kelly Swope

Affiliation: Kelly & Company
Position: Chair
Position: Economic Vitality
Term Expires: 2024

Dillon Patel

Affiliation: Admirals Inn
Committee Liaison: Economic Vitality
Term Expires: 2025

Charissa Murray

Affiliation: DeVivo Marketing
Committee Liaison: Promotions
Term Expires: 2027

Ricardo Ochoa

Affiliation: Seawolf Tybee
Term Expires: 2027

Sarah Bernzott

Affiliation: The Tybee Tourist
Position: Immediate Past Chair
Committee Liaison: Promotions
Term Expires: 2024

Michael Flores

Affiliation: T.S. Chu’s/Captain’s Quarters
Committee Liaison: Design
Term Expires: 2024

Cate Campbell

Affiliation: Catie's Confections
Committee Liaison: Promotions
Term Expires: 2024

Ansley Howze

Affiliation: American Heart Association
Committee Liaison:
Term Expires: 2026

Robbyn Childs

Affiliation: Tides of Time
Position: Ex-Officio Term Expires: 2027

Tim Arnold

Affiliation: Tybee Clean Beach
Position: Ex-Officio Committee:
Term Expires: 2026

Rachel Jones

Affiliation: Seaside Sweets/Beach Bites
Position: Ex-Officio
Term Expires: 2026


Main Street Coordinator

Cassidi Kendrick

Communication & Outreach Director

Michelle Owens

City Manager

Agenda and Minutes

See all board related materials, including approved meeting minutes, on our WebLink archives.


Meeting Calendar

3rd Wednesday @ 4:00PM

Public Safety Building