Economic Development Staff



Dawn Russell

Dawn Russell

Downtown Development Manager

drussell@fuquay-varina.org
919-753-1040

The Downtown Development Manager is responsible for working to revitalize and redevelop the downtown core of the Fuquay-Varina community. The Downtown Development Manager works to recruit new downtown businesses, support existing businesses, create mixed-use development opportunities, market & promotes downtown businesses and creates community downtown events. The Downtown Development Manager also serves as the NC Main Street Director. The Fuquay-Varina Main Street Director works to stimulate economic development within the context of historic preservation, using a comprehensive approach to downtown revitalization developed by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and utilized by the National Main Street Center to create a well-balanced benefits via The Main Street Four-Point Approach: Organization, Promotion, Design & Economic Vitality.