Our Goals

Our Board of Directors believes that businesses and communities work best when they work together. Deanwood Heights Main Streets is our way of maintaining a productive linkage between business and community interests in our historic commercial corridor. We work collaboratively to achieve results that are beneficial to Deanwood residents. Commercial revitalization, business retention, business expansion, local job growth, and improved availability of quality goods and services are our priorities.

Board of Directors

Carrie Thornhill, Chairperson
Holly Muhammad, Vice Chair
Kanya Bennett, Board Secretary
Tony Scurry, Board Treasurer
Dorothy Dinkins
Valarie Dock
Nataki Doyle
Richard Evans
Jimell Sanders
Willette Seaward
Loumis Taylor
Kavon Ward

The DHMS Board of Directors meets on the 3rd Wednesday of each month with the exception of August. The standing, working committees of the DHMS Board meet on a scheduled basis.

If you are a Deanwood business owner, it's time to take advantage of new opportunities unfolding in Far NE. Our DSLBD approved information and technical assistance can be just what you need to land a business improvement grant. Our services are FREE to Deanwood and Deanwood Heights Businesses. Contact us today.

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DHMS is a District of Columbia community-based 501(c)(3) corporation organized to perform community development activities aimed at revitalizing and expanding independently owned and operated businesses in Deanwood and Deanwood Heights.

We work diligently in the interest of fostering sustainable business activity to improve the quality of life in Deanwood. Please consider making a tax deductible financial donation to DHMS. Thank You.