Brian Wismer
Introduction by Michelle Boyd

Professional Experience

Director of Community Development Oct. 2011 – Present
City of Fayetteville, GA – 240 Glynn Street South, Fayetteville GA
  • Principal contact for EcDev projects within the City of Fayetteville
  •  Plan, organize and manage all functions of the Planning & Zoning Dept.
  •  Management supervision of City’s Building Department (Aug.’12 - Present)
  •  Developer of new economic incentives for downtown business recruitment
  •  Build and maintain active communication with major property owners/representatives
  •  Evaluate and recommend changes to City Code of Ordinances to enhance downtown business and residential development
  •  Executive Director for all aspects of Fayetteville Main Street Tourism Authority & Fayetteville Downtown Development Authority

Executive Director, Main Street & DDA Jan. 2009 – Oct. 2011
  •  Manage all administrative aspects of Main Street program
  •  Coordinate activity of Main Street committees
  •  Manage all administrative aspects of DDA, including downtown façade grants
  •  Oversee operation of Villages Amphitheater for annual summer concert series, including marketing, ticketing, and sponsor recruitment
  •  Oversee management and marketing for Holliday-Dorsey-Fife Museum
  •  Serve on Art & Architectural Advisory Committee for new development within the Main Street district
  •  Maintain active relationships with downtown merchants
  •  Promote accepted historic preservation and renovation standards for all historic buildings in the Main Street District

Planning Commission – Hapeville, GA 2007- Present
  • Review development plans and rezoning applications for the City of Hapeville
  • Elected Chairperson – January 2012

Key Accomplishments
  •  Project coordinator for construction of gateway sign entering Main Street district;including design consensus building, easement acquisition, budgeting and quality control.
  •  Recruited an established restaurant group to occupy vacant downtown building owned by DDA.
  • Designed and implemented way finding signage through Preserve America grant

  Brian Wismer (left) receives Ga. Downtown Development Professional certificate from Ga. Downtown Association President, Billy Peppers. Photo/Special.