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Welcome the Town of Clayton, North Carolina

Downtown Clayton is the backbone of our economy - the heart of Clayton! Get involved if you have a passion for preserving ALL that makes an ALIVE downtown!

The purpose of the Clayton Downtown Development Association (CDDA) is to preserve the character of the Downtown Clayton area, to protect the historic significance of the buildings, facilities, and spaces within Downtown Clayton and to educate citizens and business owners about the value of the history of Downtown Clayton.

The group also works to promote Downtown Clayton as a place to invest for the preservation and promotion of historic quality, unique features and historic landmarks.

The CDDA is an 11-member Town Council-appointed advisory committee that includes citizens who live inside the town limits, business people with interests in the Downtown Clayton area, property owners within the Downtown District of Clayton, or other people with knowledge or abilities deemed beneficial to the purpose of the Association by the Town Council. The Association works on behalf of the Town of Clayton and serves the Town's interests in relation to the goals and priorities established by the Town Council for the Town of Clayton. The goals of the CDDA are to:​

  • Protect and strengthen the business, cultural and entertainment environments in downtown Clayton
  • Provide services to those who shop, play and work in downtown Clayton.
  • Serve as the voice of businesses and property owners in downtown Clayton with local and state entities.
  • Support and coordinate long-term planning for downtown Clayton.

The CDDA, Inc. meets on the second Monday of each month. Meetings are open to the public. Click here is the meeting calendar for 2019.

There are also several regular committee and subcommittee meetings where the public is also welcome. 

Click here for the page that list our advisory board openings!  If you have great ideas you want to share, have skills you feel would benefit the community and have the willingness to give your time and energies to making this community great, please get involved and apply to serve on an advisory board! 

Click here if  you'd like to read the by-laws of the Clayton Downtown Development Association

Want to Volunteer?

  • Christmas Village and Tree Lighting: Assist with preplanning; Facilitate volunteers; Information booth; Provide support to key leaders; Location coordinator.
  • Town Square Concert Series: Assist with the 5-6 Town Square Concerts; Serve alcohol; Check IDs; Set-up and/or cleanup; Promotion; Information booth.
  • Material Distribution: Distribute event flyers and posters to downtown businesses, also occasional notices to businesses.
  • Fundraising and Membership: Work on fundraising, sponsorship and membership drives

If you would like to participate in the work of the CDDA, or if you have any questions, please contact the Downtown Development office at (919) 553-5002 or email us.


Kim Lawter - Chair
Term Expires - June 30, 2021 Serving Since - January 1, 2016

Tony Johnson - Vice Chair
Term Expires - June 30, 2020 Serving Since - June 5, 2017

James Lipscomb
Term Expires - June 30, 2020 Serving Since - January 1, 2014

Alison Kilpatrick 
Term Expires - June 30, 2021 Serving Since - June 1, 2018

Laurie Partlo
Term Expires - June 30, 2019 Serving Since - January 1, 2013

Jessica Lloyd 
Term Expires - June 30, 2020 Serving Since - January 1, 2014

Neal Stancil
Term Expires - June 30, 2021 Serving Since - January 1, 2018

Betsy Grannis
Term Expires - June 30, 2019 Serving Since - January 1, 2016

Linda Edwards
Term Expires - June 30, 2019 Serving Since - January 1, 2016

Heidi Peach
Term Expires - June 30, 2019 Serving Since - January 1, 2016

Ex-Officio Members

Bobby Bunn, Council Member

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