Downtown Boards & Committees

Downtown Revitalization Board
The Downtown Revitalization Board is made up of community leaders and business owners.  Its function is to act as an advisory board to the downtown revitalization process.  They are also kept abreast of all changes and improvements in the Central Business District. The Downtown Revitalization Board meets every other 3rd Tuesday.

Promotions Committee
The Downtown Promotions Committee is comprised of volunteers from the Sumter community. The committee's primary responsibility is to develop and assist in the implementation and promotion of events in the downtown central business district. Events include outdoor concert series and Downtown Market as well as street festivals such as the Downtown Microbrew Festival and Sip and Stroll.  The Promotion Committee meets every other 3rdThursday.

Downtown Design Committee
The Downtown Design Committee is made up of local architects, interior designers and other interested volunteers from the community who are committed to improving the appearance of Downtown Sumter. The committee’s primary purpose is to serve in an advisory role in the creation of an attractive, coordinated and quality image in Downtown Sumter by capitalizing on its unique assets and heritage.  The Design Committee meets as needed.

Business Development Committee
The Business Development Committee consists of volunteers from the Sumter business and financial community. The committee works to develop a market strategy that will help achieve an improved retail mix, a stronger tax base, increased investor confidence and a stable role for downtown as a major component of Sumter's economy.  The Business Development Committee meets as needed.

Organization Committee (Main Street Society)
The Organization Committee, also known as the Main Street Society, plays a key role in attracting people and money to the downtown revitalization efforts. It is responsible for getting volunteers and other interested parties working towards the same goal and building consensus and cooperation.  The Main Street Society meets every other 1stTuesday.

Interested in joining one of our downtown committees?  Contact Leigh Newman at [email protected] or 803-436-2635.