Darrelyn Dunmore returns to her passion - economic and community development - as the executive director of Main Street Foley. Main Street Alabama is focused on bringing jobs, dollars and people back to Alabama’s historic communities. Economic development is at the heart of this statewide organization’s efforts to revitalize downtowns.
She works with our existing businesses, the City of Foley, our board of directors and volunteers to build awareness and grow local businesses in the historic downtown of Foley, along with new businesses moving into the district. She was certified as a Historic Real Estate Financial Professional, in Spring of 2020.
Previously, she had been working with individuals, families and small business in wealth management and business exit planning. Prior to that, she was the president/CEO of the Eastern Shore Chamber of Commerce for eighteen years. During her tenure the Eastern Shore Chamber became an accredited chamber of commerce and the Eastern Shore Foundation was created and utilized for work force and leadership development. She represented the Eastern Shore and Baldwin County on multiple boards representing the business and tourism communities. She served as Chairman of the Chamber of Commerce Association of Alabama and on the CCAA board for ten years as well as serving on the Alabama Tourism Council. She was the recipient of the lifetime achievement James Wallace Award for her service to the State of Alabama and her chamber work. She is very proud of being a founding member of Impact 100 Baldwin County and of CAP the regional Coastal Alabama Partnership.
Darrelyn graduated from California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo with a degree in Applied Art and Design. She completed the Institute of Organizational Management from the University of Georgia, is a member of the 2000 Baldwin County Leadership class and graduated from the Intensive Economic Development Course at Auburn University. She also completed her Series 7 and 65.
Currently she serves as Chairman of the Historic Blakeley Park State Authority and Chairman of the Equine Therapy Group Foundation in Baldwin County.