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


John Somers – Chair
Tommy Huskey – Past Chair and Vice Chair
Julie Starnes Horton – Treasurer
Marie Kenyon – Secretary


Workgroup Chairs:

Betty Flohr, Promotions

Board Members

Beth Abernethy
Carla Ballard
Wayne Brooks
Julie Horton
Carole Howell
Tommy Huskey
Marie Kenyon
Laura Morris
Jane Rollins
Beth Sexton
John Somers

Board Liaisons

Jodi Huffman – Gaston College
Rhonda Hunter – Entrepreneur Specialist (LEDA)
Anita McCall – County Commissioner

Laura Morris – City Director of Community
Julie West – Public Affairs & Education – Chamber
Mary Frances White – City of Lincolnton


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