About the Downtown Waynesville Association


The mission of the Downtown Waynesville Association is to undertake revitalization activities within the service district and downtown area based on the guidelines of the North Carolina and National Main Street Programs, while preserving and sustaining the social, cultural, economic and historic role of the downtown as the center of the Waynesville community.

The Executive Board meets monthly on the fourth Thursday of each month unless announced otherwise in the Board Room of the United Community Bank, 165 N. Main Street at noon. For more information contact the office of Downtown Waynesville Association.


Downtown Waynesville is the primary civic, retail, commercial, cultural and entertainment center of the community. It provides a “Sense of Place” and a “Sense of Community” through a shared memory of our past and commitment to the future with emphasis on quality planning and design, a balanced economic sector, mixed use development, residential opportunities and the creation of a vibrant entertainment and cultural arts community. Building design, second floor residential housing, high density in-fill development, parking and transportation improvements are designed for the comfort and enjoyment of the pedestrian and preservation of historic and civic space.

Downtown Waynesville Association Board of Directors

  • Corrine Baker
  • Ron Breese
  • Gavin Brown
  • Carolyn Brunk
  • Mark Clasby
  • Lorraine Conard
  • Sharron Donnahoe
  • Jon Feichter
  • Libba Feichter
  • Leigh Forrester
  • Joey Fuseler
  • Rob Hites
  • Bill Hollingsed
  • Ron Huelster
  • John Keith
  • Jonathan Key
  • J.W. Kirkpatrick, III
  • Melanee Lester
  • Paula Lilly
  • Alex McKay
  • Scott McLeod
  • Robert Massie
  • Kandi Medford
  • Neece Morris
  • Teresa Pennington
  • Marty Prevost
  • Jeanette Price
  • Chuck Reece
  • Gale Roberson
  • Patsy Rogers
  • Jamye Sheppard
  • Cabell Tice
  • Buffy Phillips – Executive Director

Executive Board

Chair – Teresa Pennington

Vice-Chair – Chuck Reece

Secretary – Carolyn Brunk

Treasurer – Jeanette Price

Past-Chair – Patsy Rogers

Promotions – Paula Lilly

Design – Alex McKay

Business Vitality – Mark Clasby

Financial Development – Jonathan Key

By-Laws – Jamye Sheppard

Budget – Patsy Rogers / Chuck Reece

At Large – Leigh Forrester

At Large – Rob Hites

Institutional Members

Town of Waynesville –

Mayor Gavin Brown

Haywood County Board of Commissioners –

Commissioner J.W. “Kirk” Kirkpatrick

Haywood County Chamber of Commerce –

Scott McLeod

Haywood County Arts Council –

Leigh Forrester

Waynesville, NC

Visit historic Downtown Waynesville, NC and be sure to print our complimentary visitor’s guide to take advantage of all we have to offer during your stay.


Downtown Waynesville Association
P.O. Box 1409
Waynesville, NC 28786
828-456-3517 info@downtownwaynesville.com

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