The Smithfield Town Council has approved the appointment of two new members to the Downtown Smithfield Development Corporation’s (DSDC) Board of Directors.
Rick Herndon and Kay Kennedy received unanimous approval during the May 18th meeting of the town council. DSDC by-laws require any appointment to be approved by the council.
Mr. Herndon previously worked for the Office of General Counsel of the US Department of Agriculture in Washington, D.C. He moved to Smithfield after his retirement in 2016. In his application Herndon said he would like to see Market Street be enhanced to ensure the safety of pedestrians and motorists, make physical improvements to the Neuse Little Theatre, and attract tenants to downtown buildings that provide a diverse array of services and products.
Mrs. Kennedy previously served on the DSDC Board from 1989 to 1994. She was a co-owner of a former downtown business, Fine Print Books and Stationery. She is currently the owner and operator of K Rental Properties LLC. “I have a great interest in Downtown Smithfield and love the downtown area,” Mrs. Kennedy wrote in her application.