Danville hosting town hall on economic development

Mayor Stepper to lead Saturday discussion on local commerce

Danville Mayor Karen Stepper is set to be joined by local officials Saturday morning for a mayor's town hall meeting designed to engage residents about local retail and economic development.

Attendees will hear presentations about reinvesting in the community through local shopping, the town's economic development plan, downtown parking and partnerships between the town and supporting business.

The presentations will be made, respectively, by Stepper, town administrative services director Tai Williams, town transportation manager Andrew Dillard and Shelley Despotakis, CEO and president of the Danville Area Chamber of Commerce.

The program will include a question-and-answer session with the mayor and panelists.

Attendees will also receive a 'passport book' and can participate in a downtown retail treasure hunt after the event, where they are encouraged to visit at least three downtown businesses to win a prize.

The town hall meeting event is scheduled for 10-11 a.m. this Saturday at the Veterans Memorial Building, 400 Hartz Ave. in Danville.

For more information, contact assistant to the town manager Nat Rojanasathira at 314-3328 or

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Posted by Bea
a resident of Danville
on Aug 19, 2016 at 11:47 am

Am I the only one hearing about this discussion/presentation barely 2 days before it's scheduled? I must of missed something :(

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