In early December, at ADHDA’s General Meeting, the election results for the Board of Directors was announced. New directors Janet Hutchings and Mari Ramarui were welcomed to the team. Ms. Hutchings owns and operates West Coast Artisans on 10th Street and Mari Ramarui manages Carruthers restaurant. “We are delighted to welcome two new directors to the ADHDA Board. We’re excited to bring local restaurant and retail expertise to the group. Welcome aboard!” say Patsy Oser, outgoing Board President.
At the December board meeting the directors elected officers. Julie Kovatch of Clatsop Community College will serve a President; Andrew Mattingly of Craft3 will serve as Vice President, Mari Ramarui will serve as Secretary; Greg Cross of Northwest Lending Group will be Treasurer.
Other fellow directors are Amanda Gladics of the OSU Extension, Norma Hernandez of the Clatsop County Health Department, Leigh Mortlock of Bree & Associates, Patsy Oser as community member, and Jeremy Towsey-French of Reveille Ciderworks.
Earlier this year the Board of Directors underwent a strategic planning session and updated the mission statement to reflect the maturation of the organization, the acquisition of the Astoria Sunday Market and in reflection of the upheavals of this year.
The Astoria Downtown Historic District Association’s mission is to preserve and advance historic downtown Astoria’s culture and character through inspired partnerships and community engagement to support a vibrant and resilient economic future for all Astorians.
“As we’ve weathered 2020, matured as an organization and a district, and looked towards the economic and cultural future of Downtown Astoria, we feel this updated mission better reflects our broad-based work in economic development” said Sarah Lu Heath, ADHDA Executive Director.
That Astoria Downtown Historic District is a Performing Main Street Organization and a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization serving the Downtown District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Learn more at www.AstoriaDowntown.com