Main Street Minden picks director |

Main Street Minden picks director

by Aurora Sain
Sheila Kendrick stands on Esmeralda Avenue in Minden. Kendrick is the first manager for the Minden Main Street Program.
Kurt Hildebrand |

New leadership, a new place of business and excitement about the future are a few of the things a Minden program has in store.

After weeks of interviewing the applicants and narrowing down the prospects, Main Street Minden chose a new director for the program.

The Main Street Minden program narrowed the field for a new director from four to two candidates on Oct. 12

The board chose Minden resident Sheila Kendrick on Tuesday.

In addition to selecting a new director for the Main Street Minden program, they are also hoping to settle into an office within the next few weeks.

“We have narrowed it down to three locations, and hope to have a new place soon,” said Bobbi Thompson, president of the board.

After following in the footsteps of the National Main Street program, Main Street Minden hopes to bring success to the town of 3,000.

“We hope it engages residents and revitalizes the economy,” said Kendrick. “I want to be a part of what this is.”

As a resident of the Carson Valley for the last eight years, Kendrick has played a vital role in the program, including serving as the interim program manager for the last four months.

“What I’m hoping is we make a difference,” said Kendrick.