Alice Sharpe is a Durham native and a 1971 Duke graduate. She previously served as the Development Officer for Durham County Library. In this role, she served as the staff liaison to the Durham Library Foundation. Alice has a background in retail management and worked 13 years for a major retailer. Following this experience, she formed and operated her own events planning company. Alice soon became actively involved in the revitalization of downtown Durham. Before being named the Economic Development Coordinator for the City, she served as Downtown Events Coordinator for the City of Durham. She is now a Realtor with Berkshire Hathaway Home Services in Durham.
Alice is a past president of the Junior League of Durham and Orange Counties, past chair and board member of Downtown Durham, Inc., and past president and board member of Durham Central Park. She also serves on the boards of Preservation Durham, the Museum of Durham History, The Forest At Duke and is current chair of the Durham Convention Center Authority. Alice also serves on the Durham CropWalk Steering Committee.