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Main Street organization welcomes new board members

Several new members have joined the board of Alton Main Street, the organization promoting the interests of Downtown Alton.

Sara McGibany, executive director of the organization, announced the changes this week.

“With a new year comes a changing of the guard in the leadership of our organization, and we would like to thank Antione Williams, John Simmons, Roger Lewis, and Vickie Hopkins for all of the time and talent they’ve shared to advance the goals of Alton Main Street over the years. A special thanks goes out to Kitty Edelen who has maxed out her term limit with an incredible six years of dedicated service,” McGibany said in a newsletter.

The new members of the board joining in 2021 are: Rachel Lappin, Yvonne Campbell, Sheila “Granny”  Curry, Trudy Bodenbach, Keljon Byrd, and Jayne Simmons.

Since 1994, Alton Main Street has led volunteer efforts to transform Alton’s Downtown district into a thriving commercial and residential center. Educating citizens about the benefits of historic preservation through public engagement is central to Alton Main Street’s purpose. The organization fosters an appreciation of the community’s history by coordinating social, economic and beautification activities.


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