The HVDDC has the following committees:

Organization: Building partnerships to create a consistent revitalization program and develop effective management and leadership downtown. Diverse groups – merchants, bankers, public officials, the chamber of commerce and civic groups – must work together to improve downtown.  Meets the 2nd Thursday of each month at 8am.

Board of Directors


 Phil Hart                     Chairman  Dataforge
Brian Paynter            Vice-Chair Cornerstone General Contracting
Alec Proctor               Secretary  Kilian Engineering
Lois Williams              Treasurer Rosemyr Corporation
Maria Bailey               Retired – VGCC; Vance Furniture Company
Marcus Barrow          Henderson Police Department
Ron Cava                    First Baptist Church
Tommy Deadwyler   Embassy Cultural Center Foundation & McGregor Hall Performing                                          Arts Center
Benny Finch               Retired – Vance Co Economic Development Commission
Daniel Hendley          Daniel Hendley Photography
Kim Jordan                 Benchmark Bank
Kader Ozpehlivan     George’s Restaurant
Alice Sallins                Vance County Arts Council
Paylor Spruill             City of Henderson
Curtis White              WW Properties
John Barnes               H-V Chamber of Commerce
Stuart Litvin               H-V Economic Development Commission
Frank Frazier             City of Henderson
Corey Williams          City of Henderson
Eddie Ellington          Mayor, City of Henderson
Terry Garrison           Vance County Board of Commissioners
Carolyn Powell          Staff

Safety: Improving the real and perceived safety concerns of downtown.  Meets the 2nd Wednesday of each month at 1pm, when needed.

Economic Vitality: Strengthening the existing economic assets of the business district while diversifying its economic base. Activities include conducting market analysis to understand the changing market place, adapting vacant buildings that have outlived their original purposes for use as entertainment or cultural facilities and sharpening the competitiveness of Main Street’s traditional merchants.  Meets the 1st Monday of each month at 3pm.

Promotion: Reestablishing downtown as a compelling place for shoppers, investors and visitors. This means not only improving sales but also rekindling community excitement and involvement. Promotion ranges from street festivals to retail merchandising, from community education to marketing and public relations.  Meets the 4th Wednesday of each month at 4pm.

Design:Enhancing the visual quality of the downtown. Attention is given to the downtown environment elements – not just buildings and storefronts but also public improvements, rear entries, signs, landscaping, window displays and graphic materials.  Meets the 4th Tuesday of each month at 4pm.