Executive Board & Committees

Canton Main Street is a volunteer-driven organization under the umbrella of the Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development made up of business owners, everyday citizens, active retirees, students and community leaders.

Main Street Board Members

Member at Large, Retiree
Kevin Stephenson
(309) 338-2725

Organization Committee Chair
Member at Large

Eric Duffield
(309) 224-4584

Promotion Committee Chair
City of Canton – Mayor’s Assistant

Carol Kohler
(309) 647-0065

President, Member at Large, Retiree
Dana Smith
(309) 363-8176

Barry Blackwell

MidAmerica National Bank
Ryan Spangler

MidAmerica National Bank
Jodi Wilcoxen

Business Owner – Big Cats Bowls
Jason Coulter


Executive Director,
Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development
Cole McDaniel
(309) 647-2677 Ext. 4

Director of Marketing & Tourism
Spoon River Partnership for Economic Development
Amanda Sampson
(309) 647-2677 Ext. 3

Committee information

Through specialized committees, some of the goals of Canton Main Street are met by the internal and external tasks of several committees.

Organization Committee – works towards sustaining membership and communication with downtown businesses, organizations, residents and visitors.
Promotion Committee – works on marketing the downtown businesses and organizations through exposure with special events.
Design Committee – works towards the physical shape of the downtown, by creating an inviting atmosphere through signage, lighting, landscaping and encouraging new construction and developing sensitive design management programs.