New Officers Elected for DMI


By Joey Phillips, Interim Executive Director

Downtown Milford, Inc. (DMI) is pleased to announce a change in leadership. This change will be effective on July 1, 2019. The existing board voted in the new officers at a special meeting on June 17th.

Outgoing is Sara Pletcher
Incoming is Peg Reilly (one year term)

Vice President
Outgoing is Peg Reilly
Incoming is Don Vaughan (two year term)

Outgoing is Pat Sparks
Incoming is Shelley Moore (two year term)

Outgoing is Bob Starkey
Incoming is Sandra Gulledge (two year term)

These officer positions, along with the many non-officer board positions are all volunteer. DMI and Milford as a whole wishes to thank all the volunteers for their many hours investing in this community. Special thanks to Sara Pletcher who has been involved in different capacities for 9 years, Pat Sparks who has been involved for 8 years, and Bob Starkey who has remained Treasurer for 7 years. Very fortunately for us, we know where these outgoing volunteers live when their guidance is needed!

After the reassignment of members is complete the DMI Board will be: President Peggy Reilly, Vice President Don Vaughan, Secretary Shelley Moore and Treasurer Sandra Gulledge. Board Members will be Matt Babbitt, Jason Peel, Cat Perfetti, Lang Redden, Denise Rivera, Kelly Turner and Sher Valenzuela.

What does DMI do you may ask?

DMI volunteers are responsible for events like the Riverfront Farmer’s Market, the Pub Crawl, the Irish Music and Dance Concert, the Easter Plant Sale, the Bug & Bud Festival with the Parks & Recreation Team, Third Thursday Block Parties, the LadyBug Music Festival with Gable Music Ventures, the Holiday Stroll and of course, the Santa House. DMI is also involved by beautifying and organizing the downtown area with flowers, trees, art projects and signage. Yet another highly experience group of volunteers work to recruit business and fill vacant storefronts. As a whole this group strives to make historic downtown a place you want to shop, eat, relax and have fun.


Our volunteers come from a wide range of experiences – whatever your experience, we have a place for you!  If you are interested in getting involved, please contact Joey Phillips at 302-839-1180. For information about DMI and our support for independent community businesses call 302-839-1180 or visit www.downtownmilford.orgfor more info. Happenings in Milford can always be seen and posted at

Downtown Milford, Incorporated, is a dynamic multi-faceted economic development organization that serves as positive force in the community at large. We work with business and property owners to beautify, revitalize, protect, preserve, and promote our historic riverside district. DMI operates as 501c3 nonprofit organization and is accredited through the National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Downtown Delaware Program.

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