We are governed by a Board of Directors, which meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 pm. Normally we meet at our offices, 211 South Trade Street, but during the COVID-19 pandemic we are meeting virtually. Uptown Shelby business and property owners and members of the public are welcome to inquire about attending virtually.

Uptown Shelby Association

Board of Directors for 2020-21

Roger Holland - Holland & Hamrick Architects, PA  President
David Royster IV - Capitol Funds, Inc Past President
Scott Sharp - Edward Jones President-Elect
Stephen Carico - Gragg & Gragg, LLP Treasurer
Angela Franklin - Uptown Indigo Event Venue Secretary
Spencer Borders - Foothills Commercial Real Estate  
Chris Greene - Arrows Investment / Hoke Construction  
Jim Curtis - Pillar to Post Home Inspections  
Brandon Fitzmorris - JPS Building Group  
Andrea Reno - Reno Chiropractic Center   
Maggie Jaynes - JPS Group  
Lacey Beam - Rutherford County  
Karren Walls - Sweet House Bakery  
Fred Blackley - Fred Blackley, landscape architect  
April Crotts - Cleveland County representative  
Rick Howell - City Manager, City of Shelby  
Foothills Farmers' Market liaison
Bill Watson - Cleveland County Chamber of Commerce liaison
Richard Hooker - Cleveland County Buisiness Development Center  liaison
David Causby - City Council, City of Shelby  liaison
Earl Scruggs Center liaison
Don Gibson Theatre liaison
Cleveland County Arts Council liaison


Audrey Whetten Executive Director
Tricia Woodland Manager of Marketing & Events
Anna Lineberger Bookkeeper
Jenny Seykora Office Manager


As 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 communities who share 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.

NC Main Street Community FINAL 4C HorizontalUptown Shelby is a North Carolina Main Street Community, designated by the NC Department of Commerce and Main Street & Rural Planning Center.  Uptown Shelby Association is charged with administering the program at the local level and building a public-private partnership to spur economic development.