Our History

The National Trust for Historic Preservation developed the Main Street program through its National Main Street Center. In 1985, South Carolina joined the revitalization movement and established a statewide Main Street program. In 1986, Conway was chosen, along with 3 other cities- Aiken, Beaufort and Georgetown, as a founding program for Main Street SC, making Conway Main Street USA one of the oldest Main Street programs in the state.

A group of local citizens concerned about the economic health of Downtown Conway founded Conway Main Street, U.S.A., a non-profit organization run by a Board of Directors and a staff Executive Director. The Main Street program was a comprehensive, incremental approach to regenerating the economic vitality of downtown commercial districts, built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes. Using local resources and initiative, the Main Street program helps communities develop strategies to stimulate long-term economic growth and pride in the community center — downtown. This is done through several platforms – promotions, physical improvements and economic restructuring.

In June 2011, Conway Main Street USA stepped out from the South Carolina Main Street Program to form Conway Downtown Alive. CDA utilizes the Main Street approach to continue promoting and preserving Downtown Conway.


Conway Downtown Alive Board of Directors
President: Daved Kinard

Vice-President: Travis Overton

Secretary: Lisa Thompkins

Katie Brookshire

William Goldfinch

Ginny Horowitz

Davis Inabnit

Renee Powell

Heather Whitley


Conway Downtown Alive Staff
Hillary Howard
Executive Director

Ann Myers
Assistant Director

Kelli Thomas
Events and Communications Coordinator

Conway Downtown Alive Office
428 Main Street Conway, SC 29526
(843) 248 6260

Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings and Directors

All meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at 428 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526 at 8:00 AM. The May 2022 meeting will be held on the fourth Tuesday (5/24). 

The June meeting is the Annual Meeting and a meeting is not held in December.  The 2022 Annual Meeting will be held at 428 Main Street on June 21 beginning at 5:30 PM. To view the 2022 Annual Meeting Agenda click here.

2022 Committee Meetings

All meetings are held at 428 Main Street, Conway, SC 29526 unless otherwise indicated. All meeting dates and times are subject to change. Please confirm date and time.

Promotions Committee
5:30 PM 
September 7
Design Committee
11:00 AM
Organization Committee
9:00 AM
August 29
Economic Vitality
4:00 PM 
September 26