Uptown roxboro Group

Here is the inside scoop about Uptown Roxboro Group; it’s history, mission and vision for Uptown Roxboro and who serves on the Board of Directors.


Photography by Dwayne Reaves.
A sign for Roxboro Savings Centennial Park spanning two brick buildings

Our Story

A member of the North Carolina Main Street Program since 1995, Uptown Roxboro Group (formerly Roxboro Development Group) is comprised of local business volunteers, government employees, and citizens who are working together to improve the uptown environment. The Roxboro Community Planner serves as the Director of the Uptown Roxboro Group. Through planning, coordinating, and implementing ideas, Uptown Roxboro Group strives to make all of Roxboro better by encouraging citizens and business owners to locate, live, work, and play in Historic Uptown.

By being part of the North Carolina Main Street Program (NCMSC), Uptown Roxboro Group works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation. The North Carolina Main Street Program and the Uptown Roxboro Group operate according to the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Main Street Four-Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design, and Economic Restructuring.

Our organization has four committees, which represent each of the four-points of the Main Street Four-Point Approach. These committees are each chaired by one of our talented board members, and meet on a monthly basis.

A street corner in Roxboro with red brick buildings

Our Mission

For the good of Person County, the mission of the Uptown Roxboro Group is to plan and implement the continued revitalization of Uptown Roxboro. This involves encouraging economic development by providing a framework in which ideas will evolve into practical solutions for Roxboro’s future, by utilizing the North Carolina Main Street four-point approach as a guide.

A red metal art sculpture on a concrete pad with a bench nearby

Our vision

The “art in living” is found in Uptown Roxboro, which is the heart and pulse of Person County, supporting creative local businesses, providing inclusive and inviting gathering places, promoting arts and entertainment, and attracting visitors and residents alike.

Uptown Roxboro Group Board Member Directory

Board of Directors

Courtni Campbell


Executive Officers

Executive Director

April Spencer



Megan Gilbert


Vice President

Zack Wynne



Crystal Cole



Tracy Harris


Governmental Representatives

Person County

Brandy Lynch, EDC


City of Roxboro

Brooks Lockhart, City Manager


Ex Officio

Person County Cultural Arts
Erin Ganey-Hill


Roxboro Area Chamber of Commerce
Alexis Lunsford


Person County Tourism Development
Julie Maybee


PCC Small Business Center
Keavy Issacs


Committee Chairs

Zack Wynne

Ecomonic Vitality:
Rose Marie Howle

Saundra Shoe

Megan Gilbert

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