Hampton Development Authority Member Bios
Chairman Cleveland: I am Devlin Cleveland; I’ve lived in Hampton for 14 years. I own a landscaping company and I am currently in the process of opening an ice cream shop in downtown Hampton. I am excited to be a part of the growth of the city that I call home.
Sheila L. Barlow, Vice Chairman. Sheila has been an educator and community leader for over twenty years. She graduated from Mary Persons High School in Forsyth, GA, she advanced her education at Clark Atlanta University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Master's in counseling, she then continued her studies receiving an Educational Specialist from Argosy University.
Her twenty plus years of educational and community experiences include working as a community volunteer, school counselor, assistant principal and building level principal. She was the recipient of Educator of the Year 2018, from Butts Men of Action and Educator of the Year 2019, from the NAACP. She currently, works at Ga Family Connection and Partnership where she leads instructional approaches with area Superintendents, Principals, Counselors, Teachers and an array of community members to provide researched based strategies to increase the high school graduation rate in several Georgia counties. She knows her assignment has always been to work closely with her community to provide growth and development for the future community leaders. She prides herself for being able to work in high stress environments and at the same time getting the job done!
She stated that it is a privilege to work as a community leader in Hampton, GA. She genuinely understands how families need to be supported in our community. She expands her enthusiasm, professionalism, and the motivation she has for every community member to “SOAR” with high expectations in this fine city of Hampton, Georgia. She is a community leader who believes that everyone can succeed if guided to the right path and provided with resources and support.
She is a dedicated professional educator who has committed several years to supporting her community. As the Madame Vice-Chair of the Hampton Development Authority, she has patience and a positive attitude that will be essential in working for her community.
Board Member Evans: My name is Britt Evans. I own Hampton Service Center. The repair center located on Woolsey Road. I have served on the Hampton Business Merchant’s Association for probably the last eight or nine years. Main Street of Hampton for quite a few years. I also served on the Downtown Development Authority for the last two years. Currently, I have been accepted to come here, which I am thankful for, but I have served a lot in the community.
Board Member Daniels: My name is Catherine Daniel. I have lived in Hampton for a little over 50 years and I have a residential rental business here in the city. I am excited to assist the City of Hampton with the smart economic growth of the city.
Board Member McLain: My name is Desmond McLain, Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, the Decatur area. I served 18 years with the Dekalb County Sheriff’s Office. Then I left there and became an investigator with the Magistrate Court. I served on the ethics board, and I have been here in Hampton for about four years. I am here to serve and see how we can move Hampton forward.
Board Member North: I am Tracy North. I worked in transportation for years and decided to step out and opened Rutabaga’s. I look forward to serving the City of Hampton to move forward with smart growth.