Michelle Brown Chosen as Executive Director of Main Street Hanford

HANFORD, California January 24th, 2018- Main Street Hanford is pleased to announce Michelle Brown has been chosen as their new Executive Director.  Brown was hired as Office Manager in 2016 and since December 2017 has been acting as Interim Executive Director. Born and raised in Hanford, Brown has been a Hanford resident most of her life.  “Growing up in Hanford, my roots are here and downtown Hanford has been the backdrop of many of my childhood memories,” Brown said. “I have lived and worked in downtown Hanford and will always serve as an enthusiastic advocate.”
Main Street Hanford is part of a nationwide program called Main Street America. Main Street America has recently launched “The Refreshed Approach.” The fundamental components of the Main Street Approach are Community Engagement, Transformation Strategies and Impact.  
 “We are confident in our selection of Michelle as our Executive Director as her actions and management skills as Interim Director speak volumes.  She is confident, energetic, responsive and approachable. The Board of Directors believe with Brown’s experience and enthusiasm she will be a great fit for the “Refreshed Approach” Main Street Hanford has been seeking,” said Steve Banister, Board President.
Board Secretary, Jim Castleman stated, “I have been involved with Main Street Hanford since its beginning in 2000. Michelle is a great fit and I know she has what it takes to make our downtown a vibrant destination.”
Brown added, “I absolutely love my job and I am grateful to be chosen as Executive Director. Main Street Hanford has been the leader in downtown revitalization for years and I am hoping to take it to the next level. I have a strong board of directors and together we will do big things.”
To learn more about Main Street Hanford, visit www.mainstreethanford.com.