Thursday, April 22, 2010

Jonathan Taylor named new Executive Director of North Capitol Main Street, Inc.

See this message from North Capitol Main Street board member (and Eckington resident) Karen Alston:

April 22, 2010
For Immediate Release
Karen Alston
North Capitol Main Street, Inc.

North Capitol Main Street Names Jonathan Taylor New Executive Director
New Management Capacity to Benefit Local Business Programs

Washington, DC - April 22, 2010 - North Capitol Main Street (, a non-profit organization dedicated to commercial revitalization along the North Capitol-area neighborhood business districts, has named Jonathan Taylor as its new Executive Director.

"With both a passion for the community and economic development and a proven ability to assist small and local businesses, Jonathon is uniquely qualified to lead the organization," said Pat Mitchell, North Capitol Main Street's Chair. "His talent and skills will be a tremendous asset in assisting us reach our mission and goals as an organization as well as getting projects off the drawing board."

Mr. Taylor brings over 23 years of community economic development experience to his new role, including several years with local and community based organizations. Most recently, Mr. Taylor for the last 10 ten years has been president of Kumase Development Group, Inc., a regional neighborhood economic development and real estate planning consulting company.

"I'm deeply honored to have been chosen to lead North Capitol Main Street through this exciting period in its history and I have a profound admiration for the organization and its accomplishments in its seven year history. I intend to build upon the groundwork established by the Board of Directors and committed community leaders," said Mr. Taylor.


About North Capitol Main Street
North Capitol Main Street, Inc. (NCMS, Inc.) is a 501c(3) nonprofit corporation founded for the purpose of serving as a catalyst for neighborhood commercial revitalization. NCMS, Inc. is a designated DC Main Streets program. Specifically, this volunteer-driven organization was established to revitalize the North Capitol Street area's historically and culturally important neighborhood commercial corridors.

The NCMS, Inc. service area includes the North Capitol Street business corridor between New York and Rhode Island Avenues, and the Bloomingdale Business District at Rhode Island Avenue and First Street, NW. NCMS, Inc. follows the National Trust for Historic Preservation's Main Street approach to economic revitalization, which focuses on incremental change and self-help.

If you would like to learn more about NCMS and/or volunteer to put your talents to work in order to improve your neighborhood's business environment, please visit or email Jonathan at or call (202) 905- 6039.

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