About the Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton, Incorporated

The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton is a 501(c)3 development organization, established in 1990 to facilitate successful and sustainable revitalization of Lincolnton’s historic commercial district. The Lincolnton DDA operates through a public-private partnership, governed by a twenty- member Board of Directors with staff support by the City of Lincolnton Business & Community Development Department. Goals and objectives are achieved through the board of directors and four standing workgroups: Design, Promotions, Economic Restructuring, and Organization. As a volunteer-driven organization, the Lincolnton DDA depends on hundreds of volunteers and several thousand volunteer hours each year.


The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton is leading the way to develop and forge efforts to revitalize Lincolnton’s historic Downtown District as a vibrant, social and economic hub while preserving the community’s cultural heritage and enhancing the quality of life for residents, merchants, visitors and other stakeholders.

Vision Statement

In 2017, local community stakeholders, Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton Board Members and Staff, City of Lincolnton Officials created a shared vision for the future of Downtown Lincolnton.  The Downtown Development Association of Lincolnton establishes an annual Plan of Work with regard to economic development of the Central Business District and projects and activities specific to accomplishing goals and objectives derived from our Vision Statement.

Our Statement:

“Tucked between the rolling hills of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the glow of the city lights of Charlotte aspiring business owners will find a nurturing atmosphere in downtown Lincolnton where they can grow and flourish. Downtown Lincolnton, is a hidden gem of opportunity as the hub of distinctive arts and artisans and active living…”

Board of Directors 2021

Executive Director:

Betty Flohr


Carla Ballard – Chair
Tommy Huskey – Past Chair
Rachel Herman – Vice Chair
Lesley Chapman – Treasurer
Marie Kenyon – Secretary


Workgroup Chairs:

Betty Flohr, Promotions

Board Members

Wayne Brooks
Chelsea Gorth
Shaun McClain
Jennifer Raimey
Josh Ruiz
Beth Sexton
Emily Smith
Eric Taylor
Kelsey Williams

Board Liaisons

Rhonda Hunter – Entrepreneur Specialist (LEDA)
Cathy Davis – County Commissioner

Christine Poinsette – City of Lincolnton


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