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Meet Ellen Hill
Check out some photos from the MetroOne Social at Bleu Café!
​Ellen received her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Speech Communication with an emphasis in Public Relations from Valdosta State University. She is also a 2008 graduate of the Georgia Academy of Economic Development, received the 2009 Silver Certificate in Customer Service Training, and received the September 2013 City of Valdosta "Employee of the Month" award. Ellen assisted in the development of the Downtown Master Plan in 2010, in the Georgia Exceptional Main Street Certification in 2013, and over the years has served a total of 18 months as the Interim Main Street Manager. She has been a member of the Georgia Downtown Association, the Greater Valdosta Community Christmas Parade Committee, the Azalea Festival Planning Committee, the Valdosta Sesquicentennial Planning Committee and the Georgia Cities Week Planning Committee.

Currently, Ellen serves as the director of Valdosta Main Street. As the director, she coordinates downtown revitalization efforts, public outreach and planning, marketing and promotional activities for the downtown area and facilitates the administrative functions of the Central Valdosta Development Authority. Ellen formerly served as the Main Street Program Coordinator for over seven years. Ellen develops and maintains strong working relationships with the downtown businesses, property owners and the Downtown Valdosta Business Association, the Central Valdosta Development Authority, public officials, and other public and private agencies. She continues to assist downtown tenants and property owners with physical improvement projects, as part of the overall continuing redevelopment of the downtown district. 

​Ellen will tell us all about upcoming projects, plans, and events in the beautiful Downtown Valdosta at MetroOne Social at Bleu Café  on Thursday, Feb. 26. Young Professionals are encouraged to come out to network, share some laughs, make memories, and hear about the businesses and activities that Valdosta has to offer.  Join us at 5:30 p.m. to get informed about the downtown area and to enjoy a drink or some of the best casual urban cuisine in Valdosta!

Date:  February 26, 2015
Time:  5:30-7:00pm

Location:  Bleu Café 
125 N. Patterson Street
Downtown Valdosta

Come early for drinks, get an update on Downtown Valdosta at 6 p.m., and consider staying for dinner!