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January 8, 2014

Main Street Duncan still seeking new director

DUNCAN — Slow and steady is the approach the Main Street Duncan, Inc. Board of Directors are taking in finding a new director.

When Tammy Johnson resigned from the position last month after almost seven years with Main Street, the board decided to take time choosing the next director. A committee has been appointed to work on a member survey.

“It’s coming along,” said David Yeager, president of the Main Street board. “We put a hold on filling the director position because we’re going to include questions about that position in our survey.”

Essentially, Yeager said the board wants to hear from Main Street members if the job description for director needs to change. Expected date to have the surveys distributed and returned is late February.

“We’re going to assess what’s in there to see what, if anything, needs to be changed in the job description,” said Yeager. “It’s an important position so we want to make sure we are sensitive to the needs and wants of our members and make sure we get the right person in there.”

During the time with no director, Yeager asked Main Street members to be patient because it is a big decision and the board wants to make the right one.

“In the past we’ve had directors who have stayed several years,” he said. “We’d like to repeat that and we thought the go-slow type of approach would be the best way to do that.”

If all goes smoothly, Main Street is looking at getting a new director in March. However, with Main Street void of a director for at least three months into the new year, many may be wondering about the fate of the Cruisin’ the Chisholm Trail Car Show.

The event was implemented by Johnson in 2008 and takes place each April. Not only did the show make Main Street, Inc. better known but it also brings in thousands of dollars in revenue to the area.

Yeager said the board has already discussed and worked on rounding up volunteers for this year’s show. It generally takes 60-80 volunteers to work the car show, he said. At the next board meeting, Jan. 16, finding a point person for this year’s show will be appointed.

“Tammy left lots of good notes (about the show) and we have members making contacts for sponsors,” Yeager said. “Our intent is to really make that run with some key volunteers, volunteers as a whole, the Board of Directors and members who have the time and desire to fill the void.”

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