Minden Main St. Program appoints interim director
March 7, 2016
Nevada's newest Main Street Program has undergone its first personnel change.
Former Minden Main St. Executive Director Sheila Kendrick has taken a new position that will require her to travel extensively.
"I will be working for a major consulting firm, leading a world-wide program initiative," she said. "As you might imagine, this will require a great deal of travel but I welcome the challenge and look forward to the opportunity it presents."
Kendrick said that when she left the position in February she felt the program had achieved a good start.
"Main Street Minden is in a good spot," she said. "We met and even exceeded my goals for the program so far, and I look forward to the great things they accomplish going forward."
Last week, Main Street Minden board President Bobbi Thompson introduced interim director Connie Billington.
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Billington has been a volunteer for the program since it formed in April 2015.
"I first came to Carson Valley in March 2014, loved it so much, and was given the opportunity to move here in August 2014," Billington said. "Since then I have become immersed in the community through various volunteer positions. We are very blessed to have passionate people here in Douglas County that care so very much and are committed in their service to others and this wonderful community."
Main Street Minden is a nonprofit organization of Minden and Carson Valley businesses and residents focused on preserving and improving the historic downtown Minden area to boost the local economy and evolve the downtown into a more activity-rich, walkable and special event community core.
Billington is available at firstname.lastname@example.org or 901-9634 to sign up to volunteer for Main Street Minden events, discuss ideas and hopes for improvement and preservation of downtown Minden.
Thompson said that the program will begin to post profiles of Minden firms involved in the program.
Formal membership will open soon to Minden and local businesses and a special membership for residents and nonprofit groups will be available, she said.
For more information, visit http://www.mainstreetminden.com and follow MSM @MainStMinden on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
One of the first projects Billington will be involved with is a Star Wars themed celebration 4-7 p.m. May 4 in Minden Park.
Dubbed "May the Fourth Be With You" the event will include activities for adult and child fans of Star Wars, including a costume contest.