Freed named interim coordinator for Downtown Boone Development Association

Wednesday, March 16th
March 15, 2022
Brenda Marie (Lovejoy) Reins
March 15, 2022

Freed named interim coordinator for Downtown Boone Development Association


Freed named interim coordinator for Downtown Boone Development Association

The Town of Boone has named Mark Freed, Director of Cultural Resources, as the interim
Downtown Development Coordinator for the Downtown Boone Development Association
(D.B.D.A.). Prior coordinator, Lane Moody, recently left the post, and Freed will serve until the
position can be filled.

“We are incredibly grateful for Lane Moody and all of the hard work she put in over the years as
Boone’s Downtown Coordinator,” says D.B.D.A. President, Megan Mason.

“The Cultural Resources team has worked closely with the D.B.D.A. over the past several years,
and this will help make a smooth transition, while we complete the search and hiring process for
a new coordinator,” says Dale Presnell, Director of Human Resources.

The Town of Boone expects to post the Downtown Development Coordinator soon and
encourages applicants to check the Town’s website at
for more information.

The D.B.D.A. operations will continue, with the next regular meeting scheduled for March 29,
starting at 8:30 a.m. at the Jones House Cultural Center in downtown Boone at 604 W. King

Activities will also continue, including Earth First Friday, starting at 5:00 p.m. on April 1,
featuring a number of activities and participants. The Town of Boone’s Sustainability and
Special Projects Manager, George Santucci, will be giving away 150 trees, in honor of the Boone
150 celebration. There will also be a special presentation recognizing Boone as a certified Tree
City USA member, starting at 6 p.m. at the Jones House.

Other activities coming this spring include the annual EGGSTRAVAGANZA in April, historic
downtown walking tours in May, and multiple music festivals in June, including the High
Country Jazzfest and Boonerang Music & Arts Festival.

“We have a lot of exciting momentum, and we look forward to seeing the community downtown
this spring,” says Mason.
For more information visit or call (828) 268-6280.