About Us

The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership (DHDP) was established in 1996 to manage the Business Improvement District (BID). The BID encompasses more than 350 businesses and property owners. The DHDP is committed to enhancing the physical beauty, commercial vitality and distinguished character of Downtown Hampton. Through innovative arts initiatives, special events and cooperative marketing programs, the Partnership plays a vital role in the viability of Downtown Hampton.

MISSION - The Downtown Hampton Development Partnership (DHDP) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to improving the economic health and quality of life in Downtown Hampton. The Partnership maximizes private, public and educational resources to create the best possible environment to live, work, shop, visit and do business.

Downtown Hampton Development Partnership Board of Directors

Slate of Officers

President
Carlyle Bland

Vice-President
Rick Bagley

Treasurer
Doug Favre

Secretary
Linda Ellis

Immediate Past-President
Dr Kevin Steele

Committee Chairs

Economic Development Committee
Rick Bagley and John Ishon

Merchant Committee
 

Public Space Improvement Committee
 

Waterfront Committee
Jack Pope

Security Committee
 

Directors

Meade Amory
Amory Seafood
 
Rick Bagley

Wells Fargo Advisors
 
Carlyle Bland

Marker 20
 
Dr. Charrita Danley

Hampton University
 
Bob Griesmer

Virginia Air & Space Center
 
Linda Ellis
Harrison & Lear
 
Doug Favre

Lackey Saunders
 
Chris Gethers

Zel Technologies
 
Chris Hall

Bluewater Yachting Center
 
Steve Hussell

Old Point National Bank
 
John Ishon

Hampton Stationery
 
Mike Schwartz
Virginia Seafood Agricultural Research and Extension Center
 
Gay Larue
Wells Fargo Advisors
 
Regina Mays

Resident
 
Melvin Nichols

Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel
 
Pete Peterson

City Manager's Designee
 
Sue Phillips

The Carpet Mill Outlet
 
Jack Pope

Resident
 
Doug Shepherd

Sunset Dry Storage and Marina
 
Dr. Kevin Steele

Salters Creek Medical Group
 
Mark M. Wheeler
Hampton Yacht Club
 
 
Staff
 
Jimmy Cerracchio
Executive Director
 
Debra Freeman
Director of Communications and Marketing 
 
Cyndi Masterstaff
Director of Special Events and Community Programs
 
Joanne Ross
Administrative Assistant
 
Phone 757-727-1271