About Downtown Statesville Development Cooperation

It Comes Together Downtown
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Downtown Statesville Development Corporation (DSDC) is a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to promoting downtown and offering support to existing and potential business and property owners. DSDC has administered the Statesville Main Street Program at the local level since 1982.

The organization is governed by a 17-member Board of Directors and has numerous volunteer committees including the Promotions Committee, Design Committee, Economic Vitality Committee, and Organization Committee that work to implement our programs, goals, and objectives.

 Our goal is to create an environment that fosters the redevelopment of Downtown Statesville’s Central Business District and serves as a catalyst for private development and public partnerships.

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 members of staff. Our office is located at 104 Court Street, Suite B. Normal operating Hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Marin Tomlin, Executive Director
  • Taylor Gallyon, Downtown Events Coordinator
Annual Budget

The 2020/2021 operating budget for DSDC is approximately $224,500. 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


Statistical AccomplishmentsFiscal Year 2019/20201982-Present
Facades Improvements1162
Building Renovation2193
Net Job Gain (not including part-time)221011
Net Business Gain4227
New Public Investment$2,148,757$59,401,318
New Private Investment$2,261,417$57,523,976
Total Investment$4,410,174$83,025,487

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

Brittany Hill, Chairman
Excel Real Estate Group

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston 

Carole Hendrix, Secretary Opus Financial Advisors Inc.

Billy Buck Blevins
WAME Radio Station   

Joe Bondi
Red Buffalo Brewing Co. 

Jason Cole 
Twisted Oak American Bar & Grill/ Broad Street Burger Co.

Wes Davidson
First Flight Bicycles

Jim Duffey
American Renaissance School

Stamey Holland
Holland Realty

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Realty Group

Edwin LLerena
Edwin's Hair Studio

Cheryl Matthews
Johnson Greenhouses

Carey Parker
Parker Law Offices


Alex Prinster
AP Vintage Motors 

Larry Schaeffer
Design Associates, Inc.

Megan Suber
Mitchell Community College

CJ Sudman 
Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing



Ex Officios

Chief David Addison
Statesville Police Department

Ron Smith, Manager
City of Statesville

Shannon Viera, President
Greater Statesville Chamber of Commerce

Matthew Pierce
Business Development Manager, Iredell County

Costi Kutteh, Mayor 
City of Statesville

Design Committee

Kevin Hollifield
Jenkins Cleaners

Robb Collier

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Marci Sigmon
City Of Statesville Planning Department

CJ Sudman
Sir Speedy Print, Signs and Marketing


Promotions Committee

Brittany Marlow Hill
Excel Real Estate Group

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

Cindy Sutton
Spokeology

Valerie Chambers
Red Buffalo Brewing Co.

Tom Ralston
Traveling Pants Trading Co.

Andrea Chadwick
Twisted Oak Bar & Grill

Grace McDougall
Spokeology 

Nancy Davis
City of Statesville

Wes Davidson
First Flight Bicycles

Cathy Cash
Piedmont Folkways

Economic Vitality Committee

Carla Steele
Norris, Stewart & Ralston

John Childress
Banner Drug

David Taylor
Wine Maestro

Anita Johnson
The Johnson Group, Inc.

Brittany Hill
Excel Real Estate Group

Joe Bondi
Red Buffalo Brewing Co. 

Carole Hendrix
OPUS Financial Advisors Inc.

Matthew Pierce
Iredell County Economic Development Corporation 

Tip Nicholson 
Statesville ABC Board

Cheryl Matthews
Johnson’s Greenhouse

Organization Committee

Brittany Marlow Hill
Excel Real Estate Group

Carla Steele, Treasurer
Norris, Stewart & Ralston
Carole Hendrix, Secretary
Opus Financial Advisors Inc.