about us

Neighbors and friends working together for Washington.

Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is a non-profit organization focused on economic development in the downtown historic business district located on the water in Washington, NC. WHDA continues to be integral in Washington’s Revitalization and Reinvestment strategy for the Harbor District assisting the City of Washington with projects such as Festival Park, Maritime Center, and cohesive signage including the Wayfinding Project.

VISION

For Washington to be a charming, historic community with an inclusive, pedestrian friendly Harbor District where a diversity of small businesses and owners can flourish economically as a Central Business District On The Water.

MISSION

The mission of the Washington Harbor District Alliance (WHDA) is to recruit and support businesses in the Central Business District while building partnerships that encourage preservation and promote the Harbor District as an inclusive, professional, commercial, cultural and residential community on the water.

Board of Directors

WHDA’s Board of Directors consists of community volunteers from a wide variety of backgrounds who are devoted to helping the Harbor District grow & thrive. Board Meetings are held at 8:30am on the third Wednesday of each month at the Harbor District Market. The public is invited to attend.

Chris Furlough

Chris Furlough

President

Roland Wyman

Roland Wyman

Promotions Chair

Bill Cummings

Bill Cummings

Design Chair

Kim Asby

Kim Asby

Treasurer

Leigh Furlough

Leigh Furlough

Board Member

Leesa Jones

Leesa Jones

Board Member

Nicholas Blackford

Nicholas Blackford

Board Member

Fred Watkins

Fred Watkins

Board Member

Betsy Kane

Betsy Kane

Ex Officio

Robin McKeithan

Robin McKeithan

Ex Officio