Fri July 30, 2010
BATAVIA MAINSTREET NEWS RELEASE
4 ½ W Wilson St
Batavia, IL 60510
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Contact: Britta McKenna
July 30, 2010 Batavia MainStreet (630) 761-3528
BATAVIA MAINSTREET ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD AND OFFICERS AND NATIONAL ACCREDITATION FOR 2010
Batavia, IL: Batavia MainStreet announces the election of three new board members and one re-elected. New board members include: Anne Gugliuzza (Batavia Academy of Dance), Dave Pedersen (Pederson Design, LLC) and Dawn Tenuta (City of Batavia) to three-year terms. Returning board member elected to the board is Austin Dempsey (Batavia Enterprises). Britta McKenna, Executive Director thanked outgoing board members David Anderson, Lisa Clark, Vicki Mitchell and John Tilmon at the BMS 2009 Annual meeting for their service and presented them with a MainStreet appreciation engraved brick:
The first meeting of the 2010-11 board took place on Thursday June 3 and began by electing officers. The 2010-11 MainStreet Board President is Mike Kluber (Kluber, Inc), Vice President is Austin Dempsey (Batavia Enterprises), Treasurer is Chris Nyborg (Nyborg & Company), and Secretary is Jan Gibson (Batavia resident). Returning board members include: Sharon Mitchell (Past President), Dr. Jennifer Echert (BerkanaWay), Rob Hollis (K. Hollis Jewelers), Grant Markuson (Markuson Law Group, LLC) and Randy Recklaus (City of Batavia).
Batavia MainStreet received 2010 National Accreditation from the National Trust for Historic Preservation for meeting the commercial district revitalization performance standards set by the National Trust Main Street Center. Each year, the National Trust and its partners announce the list of accredited Main Street programs that have built strong revitalization organizations and demonstrated their ability to use the Main Street Four-Point Approach methodology for strengthening their local economy and protecting their historic buildings.
“We congratulate this year’s nationally accredited Main Street programs for meeting our established performance standards,” says Doug Loescher, director of the National Trust Main Street Center. “Accredited Main Street programs are meeting the challenges of the recession head on and are successfully using a focused, comprehensive revitalization strategy to keep their communities vibrant and sustainable.”
The Batavia MainStreet Program is one of 55 not-for-profit, community based organizations in the state of Illinois. The mission of Batavia MainStreet is to enhance the identity of Batavia’s downtown area as the heart of our community. MainStreet members work through the four points: Design, Economic Restructuring, Organization and Promotion to improve the downtown district. MainStreet volunteers believe the revitalization of Downtown Batavia is essential to our community’s sense of pride, place, and heritage for this and future generations. For more information Batavia MainStreet or to volunteer, please contact the office at (630) 761-3528, check the website at www.downtownbatavia.com or email firstname.lastname@example.org.