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Board of Directors

Brenda Aguirre – Tacos El Primo
Travis Beal – Charles R. Underwood
Tim Childress – State Farm Insurance 
Ashley Davenport – Sweet Southern Home & Design – Vice Chair 
Gus Gomez – Miller Boles Funeral Home
Pam Gordon – Gordon & Associates – Past Chair 
Ophelia Livingston – Triple J Publishing 
Joni Martin – Progressive Contractors 
Maria McLean – WB Wicker Elementary School 
David Morse – Bankers Insurance 
Sharon Spence – Lee County Schools – Chair
Peggy Taphorn – Temple Theatre
Jeff Towson – The Smoke & Barrel 
Ashley Whitaker – Added Accents/Benton Whitaker LLP/Morgan’s Menswear – treasurer/secretary 

Economic Vitality Committee focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyst to property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators that drive local economies.

Design Committee supports a community’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the commercial district apart.

Promotion Committee positions the downtown or commercial district as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

Organization Committee involves creating a strong foundation for a sustainable revitalization effort, including cultivating partnerships, community involvement, and resources for the district.


Committee Members

Promotion: Brenda Aguirre (Chair), Gus Gomez, Maria McLean, Peggy Taphorn, Jeff Towson
Economic Vitality: Travis Beal, Pam Gordon, Joni Martin (Chair), David Morse
Design: Tim Childress, Ashley Davenport (Chair), Ophelia Livingston, Joni Martin
Organization: Ashley Davenport, Pam Gordon (Chair), Sharon Spence, Ashley Whitaker