About DSDC

Downtown Statesville Development Corporation is a non-profit, 501(c) 3 organization charged with administering the Main Street Program and managing the revitalization of Downtown Statesville, located in the beautiful foothills of North Carolina at the intersections of I-77 and I-40.  

Our Mission

DSDC is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide leadership dedicated to the historic preservation and enhancement of Downtown Statesville. Our organization promotes downtown as the primary center for economic growth opportunities, social experiences and cultural arts in Statesville.

Our Vision

Downtown Statesville is a mixed-use historic business district that is the heart of the community. Fostering a collection of independently owned destination businesses, downtown is the hub of education, cultural arts and entertainment experiences and the center of urban living opportunities in a walkable, livable downtown district.

Our Team

Our team consists of 2 full-time and 1 part-time members of staff. Our office is located at 112 S. Center Street. Normal operating Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

  • Marin Tomlin, Executive Director
  • Deb Konczal, Administrative Assistant
  • Tonya Fowler, Marketing and Special Events Coordinator

Annual Budget

The annual operating budget for DSDC is approximately $218,000. DSDC has two full time staff positions and one part time. Funding comes from the following sources:

  • Municipal Service District Tax. (Approximately 50%)
  • City Appropriation. (Approximately 23%)
  • Miscellaneous, i.e. fundraising and events. (Approximately 27%)

Our Statistics

Satistical Accomplishments Fiscal Year 2015/2016 1982-Present
Facades Redone 5 147
Building Renovation 0 172
Net Job Gain 23 927
Net Business Gain 7 200
New Public Investment $3,385,434 $32,343,419
New Private Investment $862,973 $45,455,168
Total Investment $4,248,407 $77,798,587

Board and Committee Information

The DSDC Board of Directors is comprised of 17 volunteers that share a common vision for Downtown Statesville and direct and administer activities implemented by a full-time staff.

Board members serve voluntary three-year terms and represent a diverse population of interests, including downtown merchants, property owners, businesses, educational institutions and other community organizations. The Board meets once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday at noon.

Board of Directors

Liz Petree, Chairman
Wine Maestro

Robb Collier

Carolina BalloonFest

Rebecca Jones
Carolina Landmark Realty

John Childress

blueharbor bank

Dustin McCrary
Law Office of Dustin S McCrary, PLLC

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston

Kevin Hollifield
Jenkins Cleaners

Tip Nicholson, Chairman Elect
Statesville ABC Board

Carole Hendrix
Opus Financial Advisors Inc.

Alex Walker, Secretary
Walker Robinson Clark Insurance

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Realty Group

Kelli Simko
The 220 Café

Brittany Hill
Excel Real Estate Group

Megan Suber
Mitchell Community College

Tom Ralston
Rexel Electric/Traveling Pants Trading Co.

Kent Spears
Willily Construction, Inc.

Cheryl Matthews
Johnson Greenhouses

Ex Officios

Chief Joe Barone
Statesville Police Department

Officer Tony Baity
Statesville Police Department

David Bradley, President
Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce

Ben Stikeleather
Asst to County Manager, Iredell County

Larry Pressley, Manager
City of Statesville

Arnold Watt, Councilman
City of Statesville

Design Committee

Kevin Hollifield, Chairman
Jenkins Cleaners

Kent Spears
Willily Construction, Inc.

Robb Collier
Carolina Balloonfest

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Arnold Watt, Councilman
City of Statesville

Gary Johnson
Mitchell Community College

Marci Sigmon
City Of Statesville Planning Department

Robert Reid
Action Logistics

Liz Petree
Wine Maestro

Promotions Committee

The overall goal is to create a positive image that will rekindle community pride and improve consumer and investor confidence in Downtown Statesville.

Liz Petree
Wine Maestro

Richard Griggs
Carolina Mountain Sports

Cindy Sutton
SocialEyes Consultants

Jason Cole
Twisted Oak Bar & Grill

LeAnda Barnard
John M. Barnard, CPA, PA

Amye Burks
Statesville Civic Center

Alex Walker
Walker, Robinson, Clark

Richard Griggs
City of Statesville Rec & Parks

Valerie Chambers
Greater Statesville Chamber

Tom Ralston
Traveling Pants Trading Co.

Andrea Chadwick
Twisted Oak Bar & Grill

Wes Pitts
First Presbyterian Church

Nancy Davis
City of Statesville

Kelli Simko
The 220 Café

Anne Holcombe

Sheryl Toukola
Risto’s Place

Economic Vitality Comittee

Works to strengthen Downtown Statesville’s existing economic assets while diversifying its economic base. This is accomplished by retaining and expanding our existing businesses and attracting new businesses to provide a balanced commercial mix, by converting unused or underused commercial space into economically productive property to help boost the profitability of the district.

David Bradley
Greater Statesville Chamber

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston

John Childress
blue harbor bank

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Brittany Hill
Excel Real Estate Group

Liz Petree
Wine Maestro

Rebecca Jones
Carolina Landmark Realty

Carole Hendrix
OPUS Financial Advisors Inc.

Tip Nicholson, Chairman Elect
Statesville ABC Board

Cheryl Matthews
Johnson’s Greenhouse

Organization Comittee

Establishes consensus and cooperation by building partnerships among the various groups that have a stake in Downtown Statesville, including diverse groups from the public and private sectors.

Liz Petree, Chairman
Wine Maestro

Tip Nicholson, Chairman Elect
Statesville ABC Board

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston

Alex Walker, Secretary
Walker Robinson Clark Insurance

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