Henderson, North Carolina

Downtown Development

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Jackie Newton recently reached out to the DDC office to volunteer her time for what she called "making Henderson better in any way I can". The Economic Vitality Committee is reconvening the city's Community Appearance Commision and Jackie is slated to be confirmed as its first member.                         THANK YOU JACKIE!

Downtown Development
207 N. Garnett Street
Henderson, NC 27536


Phone: +1.252.820.9785

E-mail: Kaine@DowntownDevelopment.org


Monday - Thursday
8am - Noon

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If you'd like to get involved in the further development of this community, call,

text, email, or just stop in. We'd love to know about YOU.

The full board meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8am.
The next meeting is Thursday, December 14th at 8am in the DDC Board Room.

Phil Hart                    Chairman, Dataforge
Brian Paynter            Vice-Chair, Cornerstone General Contracting
Alec Proctor              Secretary, Kilian Engineering
Daniel White             Treasurer, WW Properties
Maria Bailey              Retired – VGCC, Vance Furniture Company
Marcus Barrow          Henderson Police Department
Ron Cava                  First Baptist Church
Benny Finch              Retired – Vance Co Economic Development Commission

Paul Harvin               Rosemyr Corporation
Daniel Hendley          Daniel Hendley Photography
Kim Jordan                Fidelity Bank
Alice Sallins               Vance County Arts Council
Paylor Spruill             City of Henderson
Curtis White              WW Properties
John Barnes              H-V Chamber of Commerce
Stuart Litvin               H-V Economic Development Commission
Frank Frazier            City of Henderson
Corey Williams          City of Henderson
Eddie Ellington          Mayor, City of Henderson

Tanya Weary             Vance-Granville Community College

Yolanda Feimster      Vance County Board of Commissioners
Kaine Riggan             Ex-officio

Safety Committee: Improving the real and perceived safety concerns of downtown.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm, when needed.

Economic Vitality Committee: Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base. Activities include conducting market analysis to understand the changing market place, adapting vacant buildings that have outlived their original purposes for use as entertainment or cultural facilities and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants.  Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 3pm. (Next... Dec. 4)

Promotions Committee: Re-establishing downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement. Promotion ranges from street festivals to retail merchandising, from community education to marketing and public relations.  Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4pm.
(Next... November 29)

Design Committee: Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown. Attention is given to the downtown environment elements – not just buildings and storefronts but also public improvements, rear entries, signs, landscaping, window displays and graphic materials.  Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4pm. (Next... November 28th)