The Boone Area Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Boone Development Association have announced appointments to the newly-formed Downtown Advocacy Committee, designed to support new and existing Boone area businesses.

Members are:
Charlie Bateman — Strategy, Growth, and Sustainability Counselor, SBTDC at App State
Hudson Cobb — Student/SGA, Appalachian State University
Josh Eller — Public Works Deputy Director, Town of Boone
Amy Flieg — Fire Marshal, Town of Boone
Katie Greene — Director of Communications and Marketing, Boone Area Chamber of Commerce
Wayne Miller — Owner of Black Cat, COBO, Footsloggers, DBDA Board of Directors
Andrea Morton — Director of Hotel Operations, The Horton Hotel
Tracy Schindler — Former Owner, Something Else Gifts
Jane Shook — Director of Planning and Inspections, Town of Boone
Jennele Vaquera — Owner, Lucky Penny
John Ward — Town Manager, Town of Boone
A still to be named Neighboorhood Resident representative
The group is intended to create a mechanism of lasting support for downtown Boone businesses. The first full committee meeting is expected to take place in November, with quarterly progress reports presented to the Boone Town Council. Get more information at 828-264-2225 or