Main Street Champions will be recognized for their commitment to downtown improvements and strong communities this morning during an awards breakfast in Goldsboro. Thirty-seven individuals will receive honors for their contributions in 2015. This year’s group of Main Street Champions brings the total number to 603 since Champions were first named in 1980 as part of N.C. Main Street’s 20thanniversary celebration.
Commerce Secretary John E. Skvarla, III will attend the Breakfast with Main Street Champions Ceremony at Goldsboro’s Paramount Theatre to personally thank each recipient.
“Main Street Champions recognize the possibilities in their downtowns and strive to make those possibilities a reality,” said Commerce Secretary Skvarla. “N.C. Main Street Champions represent some of our communities most valued leaders.”
“This year’s Champions represent Main Street board members and volunteers, nonprofit leaders, downtown developers and small business owners, elected officials, city employees, and boy scouts,” said Liz Parham, director of the N.C. Main Street & Rural Planning Center.
”These individuals give 110% to their community and then ask; what’s next.”
The 2015 Main Street Champions are:
- Vince Hill and Neil Brock, Belmont Main Street
- Mike Domokur, Heart of Brevard, Inc.
- Curtis and Alice Jones, City of Clayton & Clayton Downtown Development Association
- Marshall Thornton and Michael Thornton, Clinton Main Street Program
- Concord Rotary Club Board and Members, Concord Downtown Development Corporation
- Barry Carter, Eden Downtown Development, Inc.
- Albemarle Bank – Edenton Advisory Board, Destination Downtown Edenton
- Don Hudson and Will Shover, Town of Elkin Main Street Advisory Board
- Cecil and Jason Geer, Forest City Main Street
- Friends of the Museums of Fuquay-Varina Board of Directors, Fuquay-Varina Downtown
- Pam Cash, Garner Revitalization Association
- The Honorable Al King, City of Goldsboro and Downtown Goldsboro Development Corporation
- Patty Adamic, Historic Downtown Hendersonville
- Julie Stamper-Phelps, Historic Hertford, Inc.
- Tony and Margaret Jackson, The Jackson Group, Inc., Hickory Downtown Development Association
- John William Ellis, Pride of Kinston, Inc.
- City of Lenoir Building and Maintenance Division, City of Lenoir Main Street Program
- Davidson County Commissioners, Uptown Lexington, Inc.
- Wayne Hoyle, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Inc.
- Nancy Spencer, Marion Business Association
- Charlotte Eidson, City of Morganton
- Gene Rees, Mount Airy Downtown Inc.
- Jerry Hodge, Downtown Newton Development Association
- Larry South, Downtown North Wilkesboro Partnership, Inc.
- Titus Workman, Main Street Roanoke Rapids
- David Joyner, Main Street Rocky Mount
- Bruce Wrenn, Roxboro Development Group
- Kitty McCammon, Rutherford Town Revitalization
- Lynn Raker, Downtown Salisbury Inc.
- David Montgomery, Downtown Sanford, Inc.
- Austin McInnis and Boy Scout Troop 100, Uptown Shelby Association, Inc.
- Todd Johnson, Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation
- David Niven, Spruce Pine Main Street
- Jeff Archer, Downtown Statesville Development Corporation
- James Warren, Wake Forest Downtown, Inc
- Chief Bill Hollingsed, Downtown Waynesville Association
- Culbreth Spivey, Wilson Downtown Development Corporation