Main Street Program

The City of Hendersonville's Main Street and 7th Avenue Programs are overseen by the Downtown Economic Development Department.  Inheriting and continuing the work of Downtown Hendersonville, Inc. and the Historic 7th Avenue District, the department works as a nonprofit organization. Both the Main Street program and the 7th Avenue program are guided by their respective Downtown Advisory Committees, a group of downtown stakeholders and friends of Hendersonville’s historic downtown districts who are appointed by City Council to staggered two year terms.

Using the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Four Point Approach, the Downtown Advisory Committee seeks to support and build upon downtown Hendersonville’s strengths.  The Main Street Four Point approach includes Organization, Design, Economic Restructuring and Promotions.  The Advisory Committee and Main Street program are staffed by the City of Hendersonville's Downtown Economic Development Director and Promotions Coordinator. 

Today, the downtown Hendersonville districts are defined by the boundaries of the Main Street municipal service district, which is shown in the image to the right with green highlight. This special tax district funds the varied work of the City and the Downtown Advisory Committee as it relates to supporting a vibrant downtown.

Vision Statement

Downtown Hendersonville is a national leader in providing the authentic small town urban infrastructure and character needed to support and interweave a vibrant entrepreneurial environment with urban livability.



The Downtown Main Street Advisory Committee

Scott Biron (Chairman)
(Term Expires 8.1.2017)
210 North Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(B) 595-2226

Tom Orr (Past - Chairman)
(Term Expires 8.1.2017)
516 Carson Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28791
(H) 693-6430

Marty Payton 
(Term Expries 8.1.2017)
513 N. Main Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Lori Dorsey 
(Term Expries 8.1.2018)
23 Chalice Hille Lane
Travelers Rest   SC 29690
(B) 828-696-1883


Michele Sparks (Vice - Chair)
(Term Expires 8.1.2018)
124 4th Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(B) 693-4545

Carol Sitzer
(Term Expires 8.1.2018)
105 Kenwood Dr.
Hendersonville  NC 28739
(B) 304-495-0312

Candi Guffey
(Term Expries 8.1.2017)
(C) 828-489-0765

Ron Stephens (Council Liaison)
City of Hendersonville
145 Fifth Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(B) 697-3000

The Downtown 7th Avenue Advisory Committee

Carson Calton (Chairman)
(Term Expires 4.17)
 211 Arbutus Lane
Hendersonville, NC 28739
(828) 388-0976

Dennis Dunlap
(Term Expires 4.17)
 720B North Grove Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-9598

Matthew Hickman (At Large Member)
(Term Expires 4.18)
304 Yon Hill Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 674-74-94

Anthony McMinn or Tim Jones
717 Heatherwood Dr.
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-1354 (Anthony)

1106 Willow Road
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 768-1354 (Tim)

Chris Cormier
(Term Expires 4.17)
 624 7th Avenue East
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(828) 697-7184

John Ryan
(Term Expires 4.17)
650 Maple Street
Hendersonville, NC 28792
(704) 651-2627

Ron Kaufman (At Large Member)
(Term Expires 4.18)
880 S. Park Place
Hendersonville, NC 28791
(828) 696-9799

Sheryl Fortune (At Large Member)
(Term Expires 4.18)
67 Charlestown Drive
Hendersonville, NC 28792

Main Street Program Staff

Lew Holloway
Downtown Economic Development Director
145 5th Avenue East
Hendersonville NC 28792
(828) 233-3216

Dalleen Jackson
Special Events & Promotions Coordinator
145 5th Avenue East
Hendersonville NC 28792
(828) 233-3205

The Downtown Advisory Committee Mission Statement

The Downtown & Seventh Avenue Advisory Committees exist to identify, preserve and enhance the key factors that contribute to the authentic small town urban character of historic downtown Hendersonville. Organizational projects are identified, assessed and prioritized based on their contribution to and potential to enhance and support a vibrant entrepreneurial environment and the livability of downtown. The committees actively pursue project implementation, whether they be infrastructure improvements, special events, economic incentives, planning initiatives, etc, using the Main Street Four-Point Approach, in concert with the City of Hendersonville, downtown stakeholders and the larger community.