Downtown Chapel Hill



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.







Matt Gladdek, Executive Director

Alex Rike, Programs Manager 

Elinor Landess, Director, Campus & Community Coalition

2018-2019 Board of Directors

Mimi Hock
Perennial Cafe

Katie Loovis
Chapel Hill-Carrboro Chamber of Commerce

Sarah Poulton
Town of Chapel Hill

Mark Sherburne
The Carolina Inn

Len Wohadlo
3 Birds Marketing

Luke Cullifer
UNC Undergraduate Representative

James Owen
UNC Graduate Representative



Elizabeth Sasser, Chair
Lecturer, UNC

Gordon Merklein, Treasurer
UNC Real Estate Development

Elizabeth Flake, Vice Chair
Underground Printing

Joel Curran
Communications & Public Affairs UNC

Jeff Furman
Northwood Ravin

Amanda Garner
Orange County Economic Development

Patty Griffin
Chapel Hill/Orange Co Visitor's Bureau

Pam Hemminger
Mayor, Chapel Hill


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

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