Main Street Program
Through community partnerships and a shared vision for the future, work to keep downtown Boyne City vibrant and successful while preserving its historic heritage and supporting sustainable projects.
Boyne City Main Street has hired Kelsie King-Duff as the program's Executive Director. Ms. King-Duff was selected from a field of over 40 applicants for the position and comes to Boyne City after two years with the City of Allegan and its Positively Allegan program. While working in Allegan Ms. King-Duff helped double the size of their Farmers Market and oversaw the operation of the City's two theaters, one showing first run movies and the other serving as a venue for community functions and live performances. She also helped relaunch Allegan's long dormant Bridgefest community festival which attracted thousands of participants. Ms. King-Duff said: "I look forward to many collaborations in the Boyne City community, and am excited to get started." She and her husband are looking forward to moving to Boyne City and enjoying the Northern Michigan lifestyle. “In my free time I enjoy skiing, hiking, kayaking, and just being outside in general.” Ms. King-Duff participated in three interviews as part of the hiring process and was unanimously recommended by the program's four person executive search panel and unanimously approved by the Main Street Board at a Special Meeting on December 29th. Ms. King-Duff becomes the Boyne City Main Street program's fourth Executive Director since its establishment in 2003. Ms. King-Duff starts work in Boyne City on Monday, January 30th and can be reached via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 231.582.9009. Main Street Board Chairperson Pat O’Brien expressed his, and the entire board’s, pleasure with Ms. King-Duff’s hiring and looks forward to her becoming an important part of the Boyne City community and building on the ongoing successes and important work of the Boyne City Main Street program.
About the Program
The Boyne City Main Street program has been an award winning, innovative program since its creation in 2003 as one of the first for communities to be included in what was then the new Michigan Main Street Program. The Boyne City Main Street program has been designated as a Master Level Program, the highest level attainable under the Michigan Main Street Program. It is also a Nationally Accredited program by the National Main Street Center, a subsidiary of the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The Main Street Program focuses on building stronger communities through its four point approach of Organization, Promotion, Design and Economic Restructuring. The Boyne City Main Street program seeks to achieve this by following its mission statement of: Through community partnerships and a shared vision for the future, work to keep downtown Boyne City vibrant and successful while preserving its historic heritage and supporting sustainable projects.
Learn more about Main Street, the downtown and get event details by visiting the Boyne City Main Street website.