About the Heart of Danville

The Heart of Danville is a dynamic, multi-faceted economic development organization that serves as a positive force in the community at large. We work with businesses, property owners, and volunteers to beautify, revitalize, protect, preserve, and promote our historic district and downtown service area. HOD operates as 501c3 nonprofit organization and is accredited through Main Street America and Kentucky Main Street.

Our Mission:

The Heart of Danville works to enhance, promote and preserve the vitality and livability of Downtown Danville, a national Main Street community.

Strategic Plan, 2020-2022:

The Heart of Danville (HOD), a nationally accredited Main Street program, has completed a strategic planning process using the resources and guidance of the Kentucky Main Street program and the national Main Street organization, Main Street America.

The strategic plan provides a detailed blueprint for HOD’s activities, reinforces accountability within the organization and throughout the broader community, and provides measurable objectives by which HOD can track its impact and progress.

The plan provides the basis for HOD’s immediate and future work in four areas common to all Main Street programs: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotion, and Organization, which are led by corresponding committees. The plan details measurable objectives, timelines, budgets, desired outcomes, and specific responsibilities of the HOD Director, Board members, and Committee members. The plan ensures that all of HOD’s work is on behalf of, and with input from, HOD volunteers, business owners, property owners, visitors, and other stakeholders to create a vibrant and thriving downtown Danville.

Our Values:

The mission and vision statements are complemented with organizational values that were created with input from all members of the Board and reflect best practices for publicly funded 501-c3 organizations.

As an organization HOD will be:

Nimble – Results-oriented – Collaborative – Multi-faceted – Transparent – Accountable

The programs and services we provide will be:

Community oriented and informed – Effective – Socially Equitable – Environmentally Sustainable –

Economically Beneficial – Customer Friendly

  • Board of Directors
  • President, AnnYager McCrosky
  • Treasurer, Terry Dachenhaus
  • Secretary, Kelli Whitt
  • Economic (business) Vitality, Lisa M. Thompson
  • Organization, Valery McMann
  • Promotion, Shana Followell
  • Design, Elizabeth Haigh, Co-Chair; Sara Lamb, Co-Chair
  • Sara Bryant, Staff Attorney, Dept. of Public Advocacy
  • Tammy Carr, Realtor, Coldwell Banker VIP Realty, Inc.
  • Terry Dachenhaus, Accountant
  • Shana Followell, Owner, Bluegrass & Buttercream
  • Ellen Goldey, VP of Academic Affairs & Dean of Centre College
  • Margo Goodwin, Owner, Fleur
  • Elizabeth Haigh
  • Michael Hughes, Executive Director, The African American Historical Society
  • Sara Lamb
  • AnnYager McCrosky, Owner, Stith Funeral Home
  • Valery McMann, Investment Executive, FNB Investment Services
  • Lisa M. Thompson, National Register Coordinator, Kentucky Heritage Council
  • Chris White, Owner, Plank
  • Kelli Whitt, Pediatrician


859-236-2361, x140


105 E Walnut Street
Danville, KY 40422