Executive Director, Forward High Point (High Point, NC)
Ray Gibbs, RLA, ASLA, is the current Executive Director of the downtown development organization in High Point, North Carolina (Forward High Point). Over his long career Ray has been the Chief Executive of Downtown Organizations for 25 years, but has also held other public and private positions. These include; City Planning Director, Multifamily real estate development, leading a Community Development Corporation (CDC), and as Senior Landscape Architect & Urban Planner with an International Design and Engineering firm. His current organization, Forward High Point is very proactive, having acquired over 16 acres of land in downtown High Point with a total value of around $15 million. The majority of that land, was sold after assembly for new development, which when completed will represent about $150 million in new investment.