The DOEDC is a 501c(3) not-for-profit organization governed by an Executive Committee, 10-member Board, and 3 ex-officio members whose purpose is to focus on Downtown revitalization and ehancement while preserving the historical character of the business district and immediate surrounding areas. The DOEDC are an affiliate of the City of Oxford, both working together to promote economic vitality in Downtown Oxford.

The Oxford, NC, Main Street Program, in conjunction with its partners and stakeholders, instills action through promoting, planning, and implementing Downtown revitalization initiatives.

Downtown Oxford, ideally positioned near the Triangle, is the traditional gathering place for Granville County that marries the historic charm of a diverse, walkable community with essential neighborhood goods and services, an entertainment hub, and a creative entrepreneurial spirit.


  • President – Pierre Gingue 
  • Vice President – Cathy Crews
  • Treasurer – Jason Finch
  • Secretary – Susan Crews



  • John Thomas Williford
  • Dori Koinis
  • Britnye Shore
  • Thomas Blaine
  • Sandra Dean Pruitt
  • Jennifer Carpenter
  • Rosalyn Green
  • Allen Winston 



  • Commissioner Bryan Cohn
  • County Commissioner David Smith
  • City Manager Alan Thornton
  • TDA Director Angela Allen

As a Main Street America Affiliate™, the City of Oxford and DOEDC are part of a 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.