New President & Board Members Elected


August 2, 2017 by  
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The North Carolina Development Association membership recently elected 9 new members to the Board of Directors that included the organization’s top positions; President and President-Elect. Julie Metz, Goldsboro Downtown Development Director & Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation Executive Director, was elected as President with Mary Rose, Planning and Development Director of the City of Clinton and Sampson County, selected for President-Elect.

The new Board members for 2017 include:

  • President – Julie Metz, Goldsboro
  • President Elect – Mary Rose, Clinton
  • Treasurer – Connie Kincaid, Hickory
  • Vice President – Technical Assistance – Brian Borne, Monroe
  • Vice President – Governmental Affairs – Zack Matheny, Greensboro
  • Vice President – Membership – Bianca Shoneman, Greenville
  • Region 2 – Southern Piedmont – Vicki Davis, Belmont
  • Region 3 – Southern Coastal Plain – Gene Merritt, Whiteville
  • Region 4 – Central Coastal Plain – John Jesso, Rocky Mount

Save the Date – NC Main Street Conference


August 2, 2017 by  
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The NC Main Street annual conference will be held in Clayton, NC from March 13 – 15, 2018. For more information, please go to: http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.com/

2017 Board of Directors Nominations


May 31, 2017 by  
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Call for 2017 Board of Director Nominations

The Nominating Committee of NCDDA is seeking nominations for the following Board positions:

• President (President Elect Julie Metz has agreed to serve)
• President Elect
• Treasurer
• Vice President – Technical Assistance
• Vice President – Governmental Affairs
• Vice President – Membership
• Region 2 – Southern Piedmont
• Region 3 – Southern Coastal Plain
• Region 4 – Central Coastal Plain

The term-of-office for those elected is
July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2019

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, June 9, 2017.

Please read the full nomination packet by clicking here.

You may nominate someone online below:

Save the Date – May 17 Downtown Day


March 27, 2017 by  
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Downtown Day
Wednesday, May 17, 2017
11:30 to 2:00 pm – Come When You Can
Halifax Mall  Downtown Raleigh
A Lunch Social with State Representatives, Downtown Professionals, Partners & Friends

Comments By:
Lt. Governor Dan Forest & Majority Leader John Bell

Catered By Wilber’s B BQ of Goldsboro, NC
On the Menu:  Pig on the Grill, Chopped BBQ, Fried Chicken, Slaw, Hush Puppies, Banana Pudding, Peach Cobbler, &  Sweet/Unsweet Tea

RSVP By May 12 at 5:00 pm to:
mmr@cityofclintonnc.us or (910) 299-4904

Hosted by NC Downtown Development Association
NCDDA works on behalf of downtowns across the State to represent their interests related to policies, codes and regulations to assure that downtown leaders have the tools necessary to reach their economic development goals for our communities.

Statewide Survey – Take it Now!


March 14, 2017 by  
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The NCDDA Board of Director’s needs your assistance in collecting important data about your downtown by March 15. We are preparing a statewide database that will capture the collective impact downtown revitalization has on the State’s economy. The database will be utilized to prepare an informative and succinct document and other educational materials for wide distribution to elected officials and our membership. The Board of Director’s focus is to share this important information with the North Carolina General Assembly.

Respondents should make this a twelve-month snapshot, whichever reporting year they use (either July 2015 – June 2016, or calendar year 2016).

If you are a Main Street town a majority of this info can be pulled directly from your most recent statistics submitted to the North Carolina Main Street Program.

Please complete this form by March 15. Questions may be directed to Bianca Shoneman at Bianca@UptownGreenville.com.

You can also click on this link: https://goo.gl/forms/SxK1nzXqiGUemm723

NC Main Street in Shelby


March 14, 2017 by  
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Join us for the NC Main Street Conference in Shelby from March 14 – 16, 2017.  NCDDA is a legacy sponsor this year.  For more information go to: http://www.ncmainstreetcenter.com/

 

NC Main Street Regional Meetings


September 28, 2016 by  
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NC Main Street has extended an invitation to all NCDDA members to attend their regional meetings, regardless of your affiliation with the NC Main Street Program.  Please see dates and times below.

If you do plan to attend, please RSVP Stephanie Richardson at srichardson@nccommerce.com

October Regional Meetings:

October 11 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Piedmont Triad Regional Meeting (Lexington)
2 N. Main Street – (Above Visitors Center) 27292

October 12 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Northwest Regional Meeting (Lenoir)
801 West Avenue NW (*location may change)

October 13 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Southwest Regional Meeting (Monroe)
City Hall – Large Conference room, 300 W. Crowell Street, 28112

October 17 – MS/STMS/NCDDA North Central Regional Meeting (Roxboro)
Kirby Cultural Arts Complex, 213 N. Main Street, 27573

October 18 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Northeast Regional Meeting (Williamston)
Martin County Arts Council, 124 Washington Street, 27892

October 19 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Sandhills & Southeast Regional Meeting (Elizabethtown)
Town Hall, 805 West Broad Street, 28337

October 20 – MS/STMS/NCDDA Western Regional Meeting (Forest City)
108 East Main Street, 28043

NCDDA Board of Directors meet in Sylva


September 28, 2016 by  
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sylva_downtownThe NCDDA Board of Directors met for their quarterly meeting in Sylva on August 12, 2106.  The Board held its meeting at the Evolution Wine & Coffee Bar.  The Board finalized the budget for the current fiscal year and began making plans for its November retreat.  While the Board discussed many important business items, the Board focused attention of beginning preparations for the Annual Meeting and Downtown Day next year.  The Board also continued discussions on the establishment of an affiliate 501 (c)(4) to expand the organizations influence on issues that matter most to our downtown’s.  More information will follow soon.

 

2016 Board of Directors Nominations


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Call for 2016 Board of Director Nominations

The Nominating Committee of NCDDA is seeking nominations for the following Board positions:

• Secretary
• Vice President – Education
• Associate Director – Professional Member
• Associate Director – Corporate Member
• Associate Director – Community Member
• Associate Director – Associate Member
• Regional Director – Region #1 (Mountain Region)
• Regional Director – Region #5 (Northern Coastal Plain)
• Regional Director – Region #6 (Eastern Piedmont)
• Regional Director – Region #7 (Western Piedmont)
• Large Cities Director

The term-of-office for those elected is July 1, 2016-June 30, 2018.

The deadline for receipt of nominations is Friday, June 3, 2016.

If you are interested in nominating one of our colleagues (or if you have an interest in running) for any of the vacant positions, please read through the nomination packet/form and send in your nominations. You may also enter nominees online below. Click Here to view the REGIONAL MAP.

CLICK HERE: NCDDA Call for Nominations 2016

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DOWNTOWN DAY – MAY 18


May 4, 2016 by  
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Planning for Downtown Day 2017 is underway.  Check back soon.

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Downtown Day was a great success!  Thanks to all of those that attended.  Click Here to view the slide presentation.

NCDDA will hold its second annual Downtown Day with the legislature in Raleigh on May 18. In addition to the Downtown Day activities and visits with legislators, NCDDA will hold an annual meeting of the organization. The event will be located at the Parker Poe law office located in PNC Plaza, 301 Fayetteville Street, 14th Floor. Click Here to see the program for the day.

Schedule
(Click Here)
10:30 – Networking
11:00 – Keynote Speaker
11:45 – President’s Report
12:00 – Lunch on your own

BenchmarkPlanning_DanDouglasOur Downtown Day/Annual Meeting keynote speaker is Daniel Douglas, AICP.

Dan specializes in downtown master planning, urban revitalization, entertainment districts and sustainable economic development. Dan has prepared master plans for downtowns across the country and internationally including Raleigh, Chapel Hill and Concord, NC, Long Beach, CA, Anchorage, AK, Saudi Arabia and Morocco.

His public sector experience includes seven years with the City of Raleigh, where he founded and served as Director of the city’s Urban Design Center. While in this leadership position, Dan led the city’s downtown planning effort that leveraged over $2.5 billion dollars of private investment. In 2008, Mr. Douglas was honored as the recipient of the inaugural Downtown Advocate Award from the Downtown Raleigh Alliance.

In private practice, Dan founded the Urban Planning and Design Studio at KlingStubbins Architects and led the southeast practice for the Jacobs Advance Planning Group. In recent years, Dan has focused on international urban design projects, planning large scale “new city” projects in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Kingdom of Morocco. In his current position, Dan leads the Urban Design practice at Benchmark Planning in Charlotte, NC.

Dan is a 1997 graduate of Clemson University’s Master in City and Regional Planning program and a member of the American Institute of Certified Planners (AICP) since 2001. He is a sought after speaker on the topic of urban design and downtown revitalization, with frequent engagements at national and international conferences, professional seminars, educational workshops and media appearances. Dan’s projects have won numerous local, state and national awards from professional associations such as the International Downtown Association, American Planning Association, the International City/County Management Association, the American Council of Engineering Companies and the American Society of Landscape Architects.

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