About Us

Mission and Vision

To develop arts and public spaces, to spur economic development and the quality of community life, to encourage widespread leadership for community revitalization, and to rebuild the City’s commercial corridors. We envision Hyattsville as a healthy, diverse, well-planned, and thriving community of homes and businesses where the arts: visual, performing and public, are a part of our work and the fabric of our lives.

The Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization. We are professionals, tradesmen, business owners, artists, longtime and new residents. We work to reverse indifference and blight in the City of Hyattsville and surrounding communities. We recognize Hyattsville’s social, cultural, and material assets, and are committed to harnessing our community’s potential and talents to revitalize the City and neighboring areas. Our board and staff are comprised of Hyattsville residents and local stakeholders.

We offer the following mission-related, community-based, project management services:

  • Economic Analyses
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Construction Management
  • Community Planning
  • Economic Capacity Building
  • Facilitation of Public Art Acquisition

Our Board

Our Board of Directors is comprised of residents and stakeholders who work to harness our community's talents and potential to revitalize the City of Hyattsville and neighboring areas. Click on a board member's picture to view a biography: 

Lisa Jordan, Senior Director of Digital Marketing, Red Roof

Gloria Felix-Thompson, Secretary
Director, the arts connection

Mark G. L. Ferguson,
Architect and Urban Planner

Todd Dengel, Chair
Mid-Atlantic Regional Director, Reimagined Parking

Mike Franklin
Proprietor, Franklin's Restaurant, Brewery & General Store

Chris Hatcher
Attorney-at-Law, Lerch, Early & Brewer LLC

Lynda Lynn

Cliff Mayo, Treasurer
Compliance Manager, Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless

Jerome (Jay) Shuman, Vice President
Real Estate Associate, Arent Fox

Lawrence N. Taub, Esquire
Principal, O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, P.A


Stuart Eisenberg, Executive Director

Jessica Perez, Communication & Program Specialist

Brian Escobar, Special Programs Coordinator

Bronwyn King, Program Manager