Holly Springs City Manager Robert Logan, with the support of Mayor Steven W. Miller and City Council, promoted city employee Erin Honea to economic development director, effective Jan. 1.

Honea has worked as the main street director for the city since 2014. Over the past six years, she has earned and maintained the city’s status as an accredited main street community from the National Main Street Center and the Georgia Department of Community Affairs’ Office of Downtown Development.

She earned her Economic Development Finance Professional certification from the National Development Council in 2017 and completed the Regional Economic and Leadership Development course from the Georgia Academy for Economic Development in 2015. She is also a 2013 graduate of the Cherokee Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cherokee class.

As economic development director, she will oversee the city’s marketing and communications, special events, and most importantly, the city’s business attraction and retention efforts. Prior to Honea joining Holly Springs in 2014, she worked for six years at Reinhardt University, ending her time there as the assistant director of annual giving.

She holds a communications degree with an emphasis on public relations from Kennesaw State University.

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