The 2019 Annual Meeting featured Belfast City Manager Joe Slocum speaking about where Belfast has come during his tenure and where it was going. It was also an opportunity for Our Town Belfast’s Executive Director Zach Schmesser to review accomplishments over the past year.
Major accomplishments include a 57% increase in business support, a 22% increase in newsletter subscription, and the hiring of a new Marketing & Events Coordinator, who will help share the success stories of the organization and downtown Belfast.
Zach also discussed how Our Town Belfast has shifted efforts to include more promotional opportunities and an increase in economic development work in our downtown. Increasing community engagement was also highlighted as a critical tool to help steer the work we do with our four committees: Economic Vitality, Design, Promotions, and Organization.
The evening also served as an opportunity to recognize our 2018 Volunteer of the Year, Deb Murphy at the meeting. Thank you Deb for your many years of volunteerism to our events and programs and your deep commitment to our community!
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