About 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.

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 represent a diverse and population of interests, including downtown merchants, property owners, businesses, Travel and Tourism, Wayne County Development Alliance, Inc. and other like organizations. The Board meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday at noon.

Board of Directors
Staff and Office
The DGDC staff consists of three full-time personnel, Julie M. Metz the Executive Director, Meg Gernaat, Promotions Coordinator, and Elizabeth Rutland, Administrative Assistant. Our office is located at 219 N John St., directly behind City Hall. Operating Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Contact us by e-mail: Send an e-mail.

DGDC Committees
We have four Committees responsible for implementing the four step approach endorsed by Main Street.

Design Committee
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 also review Façade Grant and Landscape Incentive Grant Applications to make recommendations to the Board of Directors. 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.

Promotions Committee
Does Center Street Jam, Jazz on George, Downtown Lights Up or Boo It Downtown 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.

Economic Restructuring Committee
The ER Committee works to facilitate new investments in downtown and invoke financial support through community donations to our non-profit organization. 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 effective management and leadership downtown. We assure that everyone is working together for a common goal—to make Downtown The Place to Be.

WANT TO GET INVOLVED? If you are interested in becoming involved and would like more information, please email us or call 919.735.4959. You may also see what we’re doing by following us on  Facebook  under Downtown Goldsboro

HISTORIC DOWNTOWN GOLDSBORO—WALKING TOUR.  The DGDC office has copies of the Downtown Historic Walking Tour Brochure and Around Downtown Newsletters and Special Releases. You may also download the Walking Tour Brochure by clicking here.