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

Carlyle Bland

Rick Bagley

Doug Favre

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


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

Melvin Nichols

Crowne Plaza Marina Hotel
Pete Peterson

City Manager's Designee
Sue Phillips

The Carpet Mill Outlet
Jack Pope

Doug Shepherd

Sunset Dry Storage and Marina
Dr. Kevin Steele

Salters Creek Medical Group
Mark M. Wheeler
Hampton Yacht Club
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