Downtown Chapel Hill


About Chapel Hill
Downtown Partnership

Our Mission: The Chapel Hill Downtown Partnership brings together the resources of the Town, University and downtown community to maintain, enhance and promote downtown as the social, cultural, and spiritual center of Chapel Hill through economic development.  The Downtown Partnership is a 501 (c) 3 nonprofit agency tasked with leading and managing  the downtown through partnership efforts; marketing and promotions; improving the visual appeal of downtown; and rebuilding downtown as a mixed use center of retail, service, professional, governmental, institutional, and residential uses. 

The Downtown Partnership places an emphasis on enhancing and promoting the assets of downtown, and developing programming to address the fundamental needs of downtown; all to foster an environment that supports economic growth and prosperity.

308 West Rosemary Street - Suite 202, Chapel Hill, NC - 919-967-9440  

 Meg McGurk Executive Director

Meg McGurk
Executive Director

 Elinor Landess Campus & Community Coalition Director  

Elinor Landess
Campus & Community Coalition Director 

 Bobby Funk Assistant Director

Bobby Funk
Assistant Director

 Alex Rike Program Manager  919-371-0779

Alex Rike
Program Manager

2017-2018 Board of Directors

Scott Maitland, Chair
Topo Distillery
Top of the Hill Brewery & Restaurant

Elizabeth Sasser, Vice Chair
Lecturer, UNC

Gordon Merklein, Treasurer
UNC Real Estate Development

Rae Buckley
Town of Chapel Hill

Joel Curran
Communications & Public Affairs UNC

Amanda Garner
Orange County Economic Development

Patty Griffin
Chapel Hill/Orange Co Visitor's Bureau

Pam Hemminger
Mayor, Chapel Hill

Elizabeth Flake
Underground Printing

Mark Sherburne
The Carolina Inn

Len Wohadlo
3 Birds Marketing

Badham Dixon
UNC Undergraduate Representative

Lauren Joca
UNC Graduate Representative

Jeff Furman
Northwood Ravin