Rome’s Downtown Development Authority has taken time over recent days to reflect on the year 2020 and make plans for 2021.

Megan Otwell, Director of Public Relations, asserts that this has been a year full of adjustments. While the cancellation of most special events for 2020 in downtown Rome has been disappointing, it has provided the DDA more time to assess and tweak its offerings for 2021.

Some of the adjustments made by the DDA this year have been positive and will likely return for next year. For instance, the Candy Crawl is expected to be back next October after its successful run in 2020 as a replacement for the annual Downtown Trick or Treat.

The Downtown Saturdays series, which was completely cancelled in 2020, is set to return in 2021. There may be some alterations to the free concert series, similar to those made for Fiddlin Fest in mid-October.

Plans for 2021 were among the topics of conversation of the DDA’s Board of Directors at their monthly meeting on Thursday. It was also announced at the meeting that Rome’s Assistant City Manager Patrick Eidson is resigning as of December 31st to become the Assistant City Manager in Carrollton.

Otwell encourages Romans to follow Downtown Rome, GA on social media to include Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter for updates by the DDA.