Dion to Serve as DMI Interim Director

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Staff Report

On Monday, March 13 Downtown Milford Inc. (DMI) announced that former DMI Executive Director Lorraine Dion, who last worked for DMI in 2008, will be returning temporarily as an interim director. The organization states that this move will enable the Board of Directors to “begin in earnest its search for a full time Executive Director to replace past Director Steve Twilley, who resigned on March 3″. DMI is a certified Main Street organization that exists to promote the four Main Street tenants of Design, Organization, Promotion and Economic Vitality.

“I’m pleased that with the help of our committed volunteers, and now our interim director, DMI continues to prepare for popular events such as our 7th Annual Toasting the Town St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl to be held downtown on March 17,” stated Board President Lisa Fitzgerald. “We are also continuing to plan the 14th Annual Bug and Bud Festival on April 29, 3rd Annual Roaring Twenties Lawn Party at Causey Mansion on May 20, Third Thursdays, Milford in Bloom, Farmer’s Market, Eat in the Street, the Santa House, the International Food Festival, and the Holiday Stroll.”

In addition, DMI is proposing new featured events, such as an Easter Flower Sale at the Causey Mansion on April 14 and 15, and the Milford Historic Preservation Group’s Porch and Garden Tour on June 25. Lastly, DMI is in collaborations with the City and Abbott’s Mill Nature Center to partner for a possible new event later this year.

“Of course, our mission remains to work with our partners, such as the City and the Chamber of Commerce, to promote economic development, vitality, and a sustainable quality of life here in our City,” said Fitzgerald.

To volunteer for a variety of activities or for more information on any upcoming events, individuals are encouraged to contact DMI at 302-839-1180, director@downtownmilford.org, or visit the event on DMI’s Facebook page.

DMI is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization continually promoting quality civic, commercial, and cultural development of the historic central business district, which is the heart of community life in Milford, Delaware. Funds raised from DMI events throughout the year, support its mission of promoting economic development in Downtown Milford.