Davidson Village Network is the outgrowth of seeds planted in 2006 when the Town of Davidson’s mayor, Randy Kincaid, formed the Aging in Place Task Force. The task force arose out of concern about how to address societal needs with the coming of age of the baby boomer population. In 2008 a report of findings was issued to illuminate specific areas for improvement to enhance seniors’ quality of life in Davidson. The task force evolved into the Davidson Committee on Aging (DCOA) that has since become the Davidson Village Network.
A survey conducted in 2015 by a Steering Committee confirmed the Davidson community’s interest in a Beacon Hill-style organization and identified the kinds of services the community would like to see provided. In April 2016, Davidson Village Network held a “Meet and Learn” session, attracting 60 interested citizens, Davidson Town Council members, the Mayor and the Town Manager. The responses were very positive, and Davidson Village Network committed to taking the step to becoming fully operational.
Davidson Village Network is now a member of the Village to Village Network for peer-to-peer help in establishing and managing its own Village.