About Us

Director – Kay Moore     

Marketing Manager – Mary Wood

Our Mission

Downtown Gadsden Inc. is a nonprofit community partnership dedicated to fostering the economic development of Downtown Gadsden through a comprehensive process of revitalization that seeks to protect, enhance and promote its architecture and historical heritage.

Our Goals

  • Promote the goods and services offered by downtown businesses.
  • Establish downtown as the art and culture center of the Gadsden metropolitan area.
  • Promote historic preservation within the context of economic development.
  • Facilitate the continuation of downtown public improvements.
  • Recruit new businesses to complement the existing retail and service mix and retain existing downtown occupants.
  • Promote downtown Gadsden as a destination.

Downtown Gadsden Board of Directors

President - Kevin Phillips, Keystone Bank

Vice President- Jack Page

Secretary - Judy Atkins, Mary G. Hardin Center for Cultural Arts

Treasurer - Ralph Lane, Alabama Power
Immediate Past President – Harry McLendon, BB&T
Tripp Collins – Back Forty Beer Company
Dr. Beverly Dyer – University of Alabama, Gadsden Center
Shane Ellison – City of Gadsden
Inez Fambrough, Fambrough Drapery & Design
Lynn McCain, McCain Law Firm
Dr. Jean Pugliese
John Ray, Exchange Bank
Sylvia Smith, The Stone Market
Dusty Stinson, First Choice Personnel
Nikki Tinker – Jake’s Music Room
Rhonda Turner – Beauty Ovations
Carole Williams, The Gadsden Times