DGDC Mission Statement

The DGDC provides leadership dedicated to the improvement of Downtown Goldsboro by creating and facilitating downtown development, promotion and preservation activities. The DGDC strives to enhance the appearance, desirability and vitality of Downtown Goldsboro.

About Downtown Development

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.

DGDC Board of Directors

2018-2019 Board of Directors

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
Ernie Mansour Kathy Stanczak
Michael Headen Jim Hinnant
Jay Bauer Viola Figueroa
Gretchen Reed Anne-Marie Wright
Rick Sumner Selena Worrell
Cynthia Featherson – Ad Hoc Grayson Hussey – Ad Hoc
April Brantham – Ad Hoc Anthony Russo – Ad Hoc  

Meet our Staff

Julie Metz
Julie MetzDirector
Julie has served as Director for the City of Goldsboro Downtown Development office for 21 years. Her goal is to lead the Downtown Development Department staff of the City of Goldsboro, the DGDC Board and volunteers to continue to develop an economically stronger, thriving and distinctive community, starting with the heart of the City.
Scott Satterfield
Scott SatterfieldBusiness & Property Development Specialist
Scott serves Downtown Goldsboro as a liaison for new and prospective downtown business or property owners. He possesses a demonstrated background in small business entrepreneurship and is passionate about downtown development.
Erin Fonseca
Erin FonsecaMarketing and Events Manager
Erin has been with the Downtown Development office for 4 years and serves to promote Downtown Goldsboro through event management, marketing and public relations initiatives. She has a passion for community engagement and ensuring downtown activities appeal to citizens and visitors of all demographics.
Stephanie Booker
Stephanie BookerAdministrative Assistant
Stephanie was born and raised in Goldsboro, NC. She serves Downtown Goldsboro to assist the public as well as downtown businesses, property owners and stakeholders. She has a passion for Downtown Development and community engagement through events and community outreach. She has extensive knowledge in non-profit and downtown development and desires to make Downtown Goldsboro a place for everyone to enjoy.

Committees

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The Design Committee strives to enhance the appearance of Downtown Goldsboro. This Committee reviews and recommends designs, placement, materials and other decisions related to aesthetics for streetscape improvements. They meet with property owners to encourage good rehabilitation and restoration practices. This Committee is continually creating new projects to improve the visual appearance and well-being of downtown.

Does Center Street Jam or Downtown Lights Up sound familiar to you? These events, as well as many others are available to the public due to the efforts of this Committee. This Committee also aids the staff in efforts to publicize activities and events, volunteer man hours and creates new ideas to make downtown interesting and fun.

Downtown Lights Up

The EV Committee works to facilitate new investments in downtown and identify assets within our footprint. This Committee also works on activities and projects that will refine our organization as we step into the community to demonstrate and illustrate the benefits of downtown.

This step in the Main Street Approach is administered and implemented through our staff and the Board itself. We build partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop affective management and leadership downtown. We assure that everyone is working together for a common goal—to make Downtown a better place to live, work & play!

Ready to join the team behind the scenes? Download our Board or Committee Application today. Application deadline is July 9, 2019.

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