Downtown Revitalization

Our mission is to help support downtown revitalization efforts across the region by providing capacity building support to committed local stakeholders in their efforts to attract resources and technical expertise that can transform their distressed downtown markets into livable and economically viable centers of commerce that contribute to the quality of life for area residents.


Co-Chairs of the Downtown Revitalization Group 

Lora Smith, Appalachian Impact Fund
Hannah Vargason, Natural Capital Investment Fund 

Members of the Downtown Revitalization Group 

Marlo Long, BB&T
Sara Morgan, FAHE
Gerry Roll, Foundation for Appalachian Kentucky 
Virginia Lee, James Graham Brown Foundation 
Mary Hunt, Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation 
Julia Malinowski, Rural LISC
Peter Hille, MACED 
Les Roll, MACED