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.

    Paula Wright

    President

      Paula is semi retired. She is a life long resident of Denton and a former co-owner of Wright Real Estate. She has also owned and operated two other local businesses, and worked for the District Court for 15 years.  Paula is married, has 2 children and 3 grandchildren.  Her hobbies include traveling, boating, painting and being creative.  Paula joined the board of Downtown Denton Main Street she loves her hometown and believes it can be revitalized and enhanced to bring our community closer together.

      Alicia Moxley

      Treasurer

        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.

        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.

          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.

            Darrell Walker

            Board Member

              Commercial and real estate consultant with Davis Stratigic of Keller Williams.Born and raised in Fairfax Virginia.  Darrell attended Salibury University on the Eastern Shore of MD, obtaining a Batchlors degree in Psychology.  In his 15 years of professional career, he's worked in industries from health and fitness to home improvement and banking.  As a real estate professional, Darrell has the resources and ability to bring positive change, part of his main focus is about what he can do to serve the people of the community and ultimately make the world a better place.

              Nikki Jantz

              Board Member

                William Behlke

                Board Member

                  Bill is a lifetime Denton resident.  He and his wife are starting their 9th year running River Run Cruises, doing river tours for 900-1200 people a season.  You can find his River Run Cruises in our directory.