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The Development Department is located at 25 Washington Avenue Suite 300, Montgomery, AL 36104


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Mac McLeod


Mac McLeod is the Director of Business & Commercial Development for the City of Montgomery where he leads the City’s economic development efforts.  A lifelong resident of Montgomery, Mac’s years of experience in banking, residential, commercial and multi-use real estate brings a unique dynamic to business and commercial development in the city.

Lois Cortell

Lois Cortell 


Lois Cortell is Senior Development Manager with the Department of Development for the City of Montgomery. She has over twenty years of experience promoting community revitalization and economic development through projects, programs, and policies. Lois promotes downtown redevelopment through real estate acquisition and disposition, negotiation and implementation of development agreements, and the advancement of public art and quality urban design.

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Melanie Golson, MSM, APR


Melanie joined the City’s Development Department in 2012 as Outreach Coordinator.  Her background in governmental affairs and real estate development brings a fresh perspective for marketing Montgomery’s business and commercial development projects and initiatives.  Melanie serves as program manager for the city's Public Art Commission and Retail Incubator Program.  Using her past experience in government, non-profit and corporate environments, as well as her love for the city that has always been her home, she is able to assist the department achieve its goals for making Montgomery one of the Southeast’s premiere cities.  


Bill Wilson, Associate AIA, LEED AP


Bill Wilson is the Design Studio Coordinator for the City Development Department.  Using his architectural background, he develops designs that fit appropriately into Montgomery’s context and creates images that help promote the City’s vision. Bill  received his Bachelor of Architecture from Auburn University and his Masters of Real Estate Development + Urbanism from the University of Miami giving him a strong understanding in developing responsible projects with proper urban form.

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