DSI is comprised of four committees based upon the four pillars of the National Main Street Program which meet monthly. These committees are as follows: Organizational, Design & Master Plan, Economic Restructuring, and Promotions.

 Organizational Committee Members 
 Mark Lewis Committee Chair
 Greg Shields  Board Chair
 Pete Bogle  Vice Chair
 Tim Proper  Treasurer
 Mike Fuller  Secretary
 Janet Gapen
 Rhodes Wooly


Monthly Org Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Monday of every month at 12:00 PM in the 2nd floor conference room of the Gateway Building.


 Design & Master Plan Committee Members 
Pete Bogle Committee Chair
Stephen Brown 
Josh Canup 
Paul Fisher
Ted Goins
Edward Norvell
Craig Powers
Lynn Raker


Monthly DMP Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month at 8:00 AM in the 2nd floor conference room of the Gateway Building.


 Economic Restructuring Committee Members 
Doug Black Committee Chair Position Vacant
 Greg Anderson
Shawn Campion 
Janet Gapen
Frank Goodnight
John Ketner
Mark Lewis
Preston Mitchell
Greg Rapp
Gray Stout
Robert Van Geons
Chad Vriesma
Brannon Williams
Bryan Wymbs


Monthly ER Committee Meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 8:15 AM in the RowanWorks conference room (2nd Floor) of the Gateway Building.

 Promotions Committee Members 
Leslie Stopper Committee Chair Position Vacant
Julie Apone  
Mickey Black
Tonia Black-Gold
Pam Coffield
Guanah Davis
Toby Hagmaier
Jennifer Karczewski
Vivian Koontz
 Todd Littleton
Sue McHugh
Anna Moorefield
Sharon Newsome
Eric Phillips
Heather Teeter
Don Vick
Mikey Wetzel


Monthly Promotions Committee Meetings are held in the 2nd week of the month. Exact date depends on availability of members. 

Downtown Salisbury's Masterplan

Adopted by Downtown Salisbury, Inc.and the City of Salisbury in 2010, theDowntown Salisbury Master Plan is a blueprint that is based on over 250 years of rich community heritage but reaches forward to embrace the future. Seven dynamic goals with implementable strategies define this plan. Modeled after the 2001 plan which painted a vision that resulted in over $51 million in investment, the 2010 plan promises to help Salisbury retain that rich heritage and build a lively, sustainable community and become the kind of city where citizens are proud to live and visitors long to call home. Representing the collective wisdom and foresight of hundreds of residents, the 2010 plan will shape the future of Downtown Salisbury for many years to come.

Master Plan Map (PDF - 4.6 MB)

Master Plan Details (PDF - 4.8 MB)

Downtown Salisbury, Inc. New Business Information Packet (PDF -  3.6 MB)

About Downtown Salisbury Inc.

  • Formed in 1980 and incorporated as a 501(c) 3 non-profit in 1983, Downtown Salisbury, Inc. (DSI) is one of North Carolina’s most successful downtown redevelopment corporations. DSI is governed by a 19 member Board of Directors.
  • Named a “Main Street City” in 1980, DSI follows the “Main Street Approach” to downtown redevelopment, an approach which marries historic preservation and economic development using four key areas: Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring
    • The mission of DSI is as follows:
    • “Downtown Salisbury, Inc. will promote, enhance and manage the development of the central business district in a manner which will make the district the economic, governmental, social and cultural center of Rowan County. We will address the needs of impacting neighborhoods and businesses within and adjacent to the Municipal Service District. We will accomplish the above by promoting activity in economic restructuring, design, promotions, and building partnerships.”


Downtown Salisbury, Inc.
2015 - 2015
Board of Directors


Greg Shields

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Past President

Mark Lewis

Fidelity Bank

Vice President

Pete Bogle

Bogle Architecture


Mike Fuller

Innes Street Drug


Tim Proper

F&M Bank

City Staff

Janet Gapen

City of Salisbury

HSF Director

Doug Black

Historic Salisbury Foundation

City Council

Brian Miller


City Manager

Lane Bailey

City of Salisbury

County Commissioner

Judy Klusman

EDC Director

Robert Van Geons


Chamber Director

Elaine Spalding

Rowan County Chamber of Commerce

CVB Director

James Meacham

Rowan County Convention & Visitors Bureau


Eric Phillips

Skinny Wheels Bike Shop


Whitney Wallace

Wallace & Graham, P.A.


Jehan Davis

Bounce City of Salisbury


Rick Parker

Novant Health Rowan Medical Center


Shawn Campion

Integro Technologies


Rhodes Woolly

St. John's Lutheran Church


Pam Hylton Coffield

Stitchin' Post Gifts


Leslie Stopper

Salisbury Salon & Spa

Monthy DSI Board Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month at 7:45 AM in the 2nd floor conference room of the Gateway Building.