Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) held its annual meeting Thursday evening November 2, 2017 at the Milford Senior Center. Members, volunteers and guests were treated to an evening that included the election of new board officers, continuing and new board members and the honoring of special individuals for their contribution to DMI during their transition to find a new executive director.
The Board meeting was opened by outgoing Board President, Lisa Fitzgerald, who thanked the Board and volunteers for their dedicated service to DMI. Lisa said, “While I will be leaving the board after six years of service to spend more time with my family. I will continue to support DMI and the ideals of Main Street.”
New Executive Director, Murrie Zlotziver had the honor of announcing the new DMI board. Those elected were: officers, Sara Pletcher, Board President, Peg Reilly, Vice President, Secretary, Pat Sparks, and Treasurer, Robert Starkey. Current board member elected to a two year term was Walt Hepford. New board members elected were Matt Babbitt, Site Manager Abbotts Mill, Todd Van Ekyen, Executive Director Boys & Girls Club of Milford and Sher Valenzuela, Vice President First State Manufacturing. Continuing board members include David Pickrell, Paige Evers, Mark Dissinger and Lang Redden.
Sara Pletcher, newly elected Board Chair, addressed the group emphasizing the importance of each committee, Organization, Promotion, Economic Vitality, and Design. She stated, “Each committee is an integral part of the success DMI has attained and will continue play an active role as we move forward to strengthen downtown Milford.”
Special thanks were given to Eric Noremberg, Milford City Manager, Lorraine Dion, who served as Interim DMI Executive Director, Diane Laird, State Coordinator Downtown Delaware, and Pat Sparks, DMI Board Member. Each received a new Downtown Milford Gift Certificate for their support and assistance in hiring the new executive director. The gift certificate program will encourage residents to shop local Milford. This program will have its official kickoff on Shop Small Saturday, Saturday November 25, 2015.
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