DCA Team & Board

DCA Board

Name Title Business
Tana Emery President M & T Bank
Jim Griffith Vice President Create-A-Palooza
Karen Griffith Secretary Create-A-Palooza
Ben Bostic Treasurer Boyer Ritter
Anna Bucher Board Member Orrstown Bank
Mary Carlton Board Member C-LUV Thrift
Aliya Constant Board Member Comfort Suites
Michael Cross Board Member St. John’s Episcopal Church
Ross Gardner Board Member Creative Building Concepts
Joel Hicks Board Member Borough Council
Pam Jones Board Member 1st National Bank
Debbie Keyser Board Member Carlisle Resident
Alyssa Loney Board Member Ibis Appraisal Services
Jennifer Love Board Member Dickinson College
Tracie Martin Board Member UPMC
Melissa McGowan Board Member F & M Trust
Judith Mohr Board Member Carlisle Resident
Aliya Constant Board Member Comfort Suites
Chad Kimmel Board Member Grand Illusion Hard Cider Bar
Devin Flickinger Board Member Hook & Flask Still Works
Mark Farrell Board Member Hook &  Flask Still Works
Mary Williams Board Member Mary William’s Photography


Name Title Business
Rebecca Yearick Board Liaison Redevelopment Authority
Pat Craig Board Liaison Pat Craig Studios
Jay Abom Board Liaison Abom & Kutulakis
Crystal Kerns Board Liaison Carlisle Theatre
Susan Armstrong Board Liaison Borough Manager, Carlisle Borough
Michelle Crowley Board Liaison Carlisle Chamber of Commerce
Randy Williams Board Liaison US Army War College
Rick Olson Board Liaison VFW
Robin Burtner Board Liaison SBDC
Jenna Kinsler Board Liaison Carlisle School District
Stacey Corman Board Liaison Cumberland Valley Visitors Bureau


Name Title
Glenn White Executive Director
Virginia Mauk Business Development Specialist

DCA Monthly Meeting Schedule

Board Meetings

The DCA Board meets the 2nd Friday of every month at 8 am in the lower level of the Borough Building located at 53 West South Street. Meetings last about 1 ½ hours. Reminder emails and agenda are emailed to members one week prior to meetings. Meetings are open to the public. Meetings are currently via zoom.

Promotions Committee Meetings

The Promotions Committee meets the 1st Wednesday of every month at 8:30 am via zoom. They plan all of the DCA events and look at ways to promote downtown to residents and visitors.

Design Committee Meetings

The Design Committee meets the 1st Thursday of every month at 8:30 am via zoom. Committee members focus on beautification of the downtown such as planters, cleanliness, banners, flags and holiday lights.

Economic Vitality Committee Meetings

The Economic Vitality Committee meets the 3rd Tuesday of every month at 9:00 a.m. via zoom. This group focuses on bringing new businesses to the downtown district, oversees the DCA façade grant program and sponsors the Downtown Carlisle Property Showcase event highlighting available spaces in downtown.

Organizational Committee Meetings

The Organizational Committee meets the last Friday of every month at 8:30 am via zoom. This committee consists of DCA Executive Board and a few key liaisons.

Ice Art Fest Committee Meetings

The Ice Art Fest Committee meets the 3rd Thursday and will be scheduled by the event chair via zoom. The event takes place in February but year round planning is essential.

Christmas Parade

The Santa Comes to Town/Christmas Parade Committee Meetings are scheduled by the committee chairs. Meetings start several months prior to the event.

Volunteers are always welcome to serve on committees and on the Board of Directors. If you would like more information on either, contact the DCA at 717-245-2648 or by email at glenn@lovecarlisle.com.

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