Board Of Directors


Maura Johnston, Chairperson, Lamar Advertising
Immediate Past Chairman of Board, (vacant)
Sherry Sigmon, Vice Chair - Chair Elect 2023 - 24, Business Owner, Big Sig’s Military Surplus and Tactical Supply
Crystal McMillan, Treasurer, Banker, Wells Fargo
Secretary (vacant) 

Board of Directors: 

Jennifer Stiver, Business Owner, 2 Pink Magnolias
Mitch Ball, Business Owner, B-52 American Grill & Bar
Joe Harrison, Business Owner, BAX Street Jewelry
Raymond Robinson, Building Owner, In My Fathers House 
Todd Watson, Business Owner, Justdumpit 
Kathleen Cleveland, Business Owner, 3 Little Birds Corks and More

Appointed Directors:

Susan Flowers, Business Owner, Catawba First Insurance, Business Advisory Committee  
Susan Holbrook, Catawba Historical Museum, 
Jody Dixon, Council Member, City of Newton 

Ex-Officio Members:

Mary Yount, Downtown Newton Development Assoc. Executive Director
Lindsey Keisler, Catawba County Chamber of Commerce, President & CEO
Sean Hovis, City Manager, City of Newton
Randy Williams, Planning Director, City of Newton

Downtown Newton Development Association (DNDA) is a non-profit and a registered 501c(3) with the North Carolina Secretary of State. Downtown Newton Development Association meets monthly on the 1st Thursday of each month at the DNDA office located at 217 N Main Avenue starting at 5:3:0pm. 

Mission Statement: Downtown Newton Development Association exists to cultivate and elevate the vitality of downtown through collaboration and fostering community partnerships in an inclusive and welcoming environment.

Vision Statement: Historic Downtown Newton nestled in the Foothills of North Carolina, around its quintessential town square is a vibrant and bold center for folk and performing arts, and the most business-friendly city in the Hickory Metro Region.