About

Let us help you find your place in our community.

Downtown Pulaski is becoming a hub for innovators and entrepreneurship by attracting active creators to bring their energy to a unique, livable downtown district oriented to outdoor recreation, commerce, arts, and culture.

Meet Our Board of Directors!

Cathy Stripling – President
Executive Committee
Cathy Stripling has invested in downtown, volunteers for downtown focused groups and activities, and loves living in historic, walkable, beautiful downtown Pulaski. 

Steve Critchfield – Vice President
Executive & Fundraising Committee
Steve is a retired business owner working to restore buildings on Main Street, creating a vibrant community for all ages

Elaine Holeton – Secretary
Executive & Fundraising Committee
Elaine serves as the Pulaski County representative on the Board. Improving aesthetics, enhancing economic vibrancy and building community capital are activities that Elaine hopes to foster during her service on the board.

Justin Kemp – Treasurer
Executive & Fundraising Committee
He serves on the Board of Directors, Pulaski Adult Day & Fall Prevention Center as well. He is a member of numerous civic organizations in the community with a strong emphasis on philanthropy. In his spare time he enjoys motorcycling with the Old Dominion H.O.G. chapter with friends.

Mayor Shannon Collins
Town Representative
Mayor Collins serves has a town representative for our board. He also serves as the tow mayor, and can be found at his other love Poor Boy Produce.

Chris Conner
Chair of Fundraising and Budget
Chris grew up in Pulaski County, and loves our town and is grateful for our way of life and the beautiful mountains that surround our community. he works as a service manager at Shelor Motor Mile. Chris serves our town as a Planning Commissioner and as a board member of Pulaski on Main. 

Tammy Parks
Chair of Tourism & Arts Committee
Tammy Parks is an art professor at NRCC. She has her MFA from Goddard College with an emphasis in public art.

Austin Stromme
Chair of Downtown Partner Support Committee
Austin Stromme is a developer and small business owner in Downtown Pulaski. He is focused on the revitalization and redevelopment of the Downtown district

Erika Tolbert
Tourism & Arts Committee
As a lifelong resident of Pulaski County Erika advocates for our county. Employed by NRCC Educational Foundation, I’m instrumental in making debt-free college attainable to ALL Pulaski County students through Access to Community College Education (ACCE)

Binti Villinter
Tourism & Arts Committee
Binti has worked with local organizations such as the Calfee Community and Cultural Center and the YMCA of Pulaski County. She currently sits on the board of the T.G. Howard Community Center.

Sally Warburton
Tourism & Arts Committee
Sally is an enthusiastic supporter of downtown Pulaski.  As the director of Pulaski County Library System, she enjoys taking walks to window shop, visit other downtown establishments, and see what’s new.  Join her!

Lisa Webb
Downtown Development – Chamber of Commerce Representative
Lisa is the agency manager for The Pulaski Agency.  The Pulaski Agency is very involved in the community. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Pulaski County Chamber of Commerce as well as the Executive Board, New River Valley Disability Resource Center Board of Directors as Treasurer and Pulaski Community Partners Coalition as Co-Chair. She serves as President of the S.A.L.T. Council of Pulaski County and the Pulaski Triad Chapter as well

Walter “Jingles” White
Tourism & Arts Committee
Walter has worked in manufacturing, namely with chemical plants. He has helped with the YMCA and Fine Art Center. He travels a lot, but always seems to find his way back to Pulaski.

Jordan Whitt
Downtown Partner Support Committee
Jordan is the Social Media Manager for the Town of Pulaski! He is passionate about growth in our community and the prosperity of our residents.