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.

Meet the Board

Grayson Hussey


Doug McGrath

Past President

Liza Govan

Vice President

Lauren Metzler

Design Chair

January Hammond

Promotions Chair

Kim Bogue

Economic Vitality Chair

Kimber Roche

Downtown Merchants Chair

Barbara Aycock

Wayne County Representative

Brandi Matthews

City Council Representative

Matthew Livingston

Assistant City Manager

Col Todd Walker

SJAB Representative

Jena Polito

SJAFB Representative

Scott Satterfield

Wayne County Chamber Representative

Beverly Durham

Selena Worrell

Rick Sumner

Viola Figueroa

Cindy Hamner

Joanna Ferrin

Brittani Gardner

Nina Jackson

Anthony Smith

Elizabeth Rutland

Jessica Clark

Fritz Knack

Ad Hoc Member

The Committees