Suwanee hires new downtown manager

SUWANEE - As Suwanee's new downtown manager, Catherine Dixon will be busy building connections among business owners and between the two distinct areas that comprise downtown Suwanee.

"This managerial position cements the city's commitment to a vibrant downtown," Economic and Community Development Director Denise Brinson said. "We're excited to have Catherine join our team. She'll be working with the Downtown Development Authority, businesses, residents and others to ensure that downtown Suwanee - both historic Old Town as well as Town Center - serve as vibrant commercial and community centers of activity."

Dixon's initial priorities include launching a downtown Suwanee Web site and finding a buyer or use for the Pierce's Corner building, which is owned by the DDA, according to a news release.

A Suwanee-area resident and Lilburn native, Dixon worked for eight years with Equifax in various roles, including national account executive and business solutions consultant. She also has real estate experience. She earned a bachelor's degree in business administration/finance from the University of Georgia.

"This position offers an amazing opportunity to be part of and give back to my community," Dixon said. "I look forward to working with our downtown businesses and supporting their success."