Downtown Goldsboro is a Main Street Community, based on a working relationship between the City of Goldsboro, the Downtown Development office and the Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation (DGDC), a non-profit arm. These organizations work in partnership for the benefit of downtown, promoting revitalization within the context of historic preservation.
Downtown Goldsboro has followed the Main Street Approach since 1984, during which time, 650 buildings have been rehabbed and over 100 new businesses have opened in the 22 square block downtown district. Most notably, a major revitalization effort, Center Street Streetscape, was completed in 2015, with funding from a Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grant award. In 2016, the City was awarded an additional TIGER grant for completion of outstanding projects in the 2007 Downtown Master Plan.
The DGDC is comprised of a Board of Directors which directs and administers activities implemented by a full-time staff, financially supported by the City. Board members serve voluntarily and represent diverse backgrounds and interests, including downtown merchants, property owners, businesses, community advocates and organizations. The Board meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday at noon.
The DGDC relies on the support of generous community sponsors to fund a full, annual calendar of events and development initiatives. Click here to learn more.
2018-2019 Board Members:
|Andrew Jernigan, President
||Beverly Wallace-Wiggins, Vice President
|Jimmie Edmundson, Past President
||Regina Lesnau, Treasurer
|Bobby Boyd, Design Chair
||Doug McGrath, Economic Vitality Chair
|Tracy Lewis, Promotions Chair
||Councilman David Ham – Council Representative
|Randy Guthrie – City Representative
||Berry Gray – County Representative
|Cynthia Featherson – Ad Hoc
||Grayson Hussey – Ad Hoc
|April Brantham – Ad Hoc
||Anthony Russo – Ad Hoc