We are governed by a Board of Directors, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. We meet at our offices, 211 South Trade Street. Uptown Shelby business and property owners and members of the public are welcome to inquire about attending.

Uptown Shelby Association Board of Directors for 2022-23

April Crotts - Cleveland County representative President
Scott Sharp - Edward Jones Past President
Fred Blackley - Fred Blackley, landscape architect President-Elect
Jay Gragg - Gragg Financial Treasurer
Brit Payne - b.social marketing, The Rogers Theater  Secretary
Crystal Gibson - Uptown Indigo  
Debbie Philbeck - T.R. Lawing Realty  
Shelby Putnam - A Space to Create Studio  
Stacey Walker - Greenbrook Design Center  
Chris Greene - Hoke Enterprises  
Susan Jones - A. Griffin Pottery Associates  
Molly Huss - Miss Molly's Boutique  
Chrys Riviere-Blalock - Studio 213  
Steve Knapp - Pfeiffer Cafe and Victoria-Stephen Specialty Gifts  
Rick Howell - City Manager, City of Shelby  
Richard Hooker - Cleveland County Buisiness Development Center  liaison
Violet Arth - City Council, City of Shelby  liaison
Doug Bridges - County Commissioner, Cleveland County liaison
Foothills Farmers' Market liaison
Earl Scruggs Center liaison
Don Gibson Theatre liaison
Cleveland County Arts Council liaison
Cleveland County Chamber liaison


Carly Bostic Executive Director | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kaitlyn McNeilly Community Engagement Manager | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Anna Lineberger Bookkeeper
Jenny Seykora Office Manager


MSALOGO 22ACCREDITED RGBAs a Main Street America™ Accredited program, the Uptown Shelby Association is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communitieswho are both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by the National Main Street Center.

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Uptown Shelby is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center. The Uptown Shelby Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building public-private partnerships to spur economic development.