We are the quintessential Eastern Shore town.

A place where farmers still gather on the courthouse lawn, where shops and restaurants line Market Street, and where kids gather after school at the library downtown.

The importance of small businesses to the Town of Denton and creating a place where people want to go and to visit. Creating a sense of community where people want to be.

We look forward with measured steps…with creative spaces for artists inspired by the spectacular scenes of life on the Eastern Shore and places where you can dine on its bounty. We live life unhurried and unhassled yet we look forward with foresight and vision.

Our history is tightly woven with farms and fields, African American freedom, and the dark Choptank water that laps on our shore.

Discover our place…

Downtown Denton staff and board consist of a variety of skill sets; non-profit, bookkeeping, small business owners, government employees, code enforcement, writers, leadership development, farming.

Audrey Clemens

Main Street Manager

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    Since moving to Denton in 2010 Audrey Clemens has been a bookkeeper, an office administrator, a volunteer coordinator and event/fundraiser.  Audrey started managing Downtown Denton Main Street in January 2019. Audrey has a love for Denton and is very happy to be a part of it.

    Patti Wood


      Patti Wood lives in Historic Downtown Denton and has been a resident of Denton for 32 years. Patti opened Patti's Petals Florist, Gardens and Gifts in Downtown Denton in 2008.  Patti has been with Main Street since the beginning and has worked hard to keep Downtown Denton vital and viable.  She has been involved with most of the Downtown Denton Community projects and events. Keeping this a small quaint town is very important to her and her family.  It is Patti's desire to see all storefronts filled and increasing foot traffic to our downtown historic businesses. Patti's motto is "If you build it, they will come" She wants this town and businesses to thrive and be a place where people want to get out of their cars and explore our quaint town and want to stay a while.  Patti also works as a full time Administrative Aide with the Denton Police Department.

      Leslie Grove

      Vice President

        Leslie Grove, with her husband Taylor Hale, owns and operates Luck and Love Homestead located in Downton Denton.  In 2019 she opened at the table as a studio and retail space next to Luck and Love Homestead. Upon moving to the Eastern Shore more than ten years ago, she developed a passion for regenerative farming and creating a food system that supports local producers and consumers.  Leslie and Taylor live and garden on two and a half acres outside of Denton with their menagerie of dogs, cats and chickens.

        David Renshaw

        Board Member

          David Renshaw is a native eastern shore man who currently resides outside of Denton spending his free time rehabbing a contemporary style barn. His background of construction and engineering brought him to the Town of Denton in April of 2017 as a code enforcement officer. David believes that the downtown businesses are the heartbeat of the small hometown feeling and he is looking forward to welcoming new businesses and assisting existing businesses in growing to continue to make Denton a place to come shop, visit and dine.

          Alicia Moxley


            A Maryland native, Alicia and her husband moved to Caroline County in April of 2020.  Alicia has more than 20 years of business management experience and is the current Branch Manager of the M & T Bank in Downtown Denton.  She is passionate about financial literacy and committed to help business owners achieve their goals.  Her hobbies include Birding and Nature Photography.

            Bill Clemens

            Board Member

              Bill Clemens moved to Denton in 2010 when he became the Executive Director of Tuckahoe Habitat for Humanity.  Since leaving Tuckahoe Habitat, Bill started working with the Town of Denton, Planning and Codes Department in August, 2017.  Bill has been volunteering for Downtown Denton Main Street since January, 2018 and has been involved with most of the Downtown Denton Community projects and events.