The Old Town Commercial Association (OTCA) held its Annual Meeting and Member mixer last week where they highlighted the accomplishments of the organization and their goals for the coming year. Part of this event was spotlighting the hundreds of volunteers that made it possible for the OTCA to produce its over 111 events and support its programming to revitalize the Old Town district.
Each of the OTCA’s committees chose one outstanding volunteer that helped them accomplish their 2010 work-plans and went above and beyond toward the fulfillment of each committees mission. Dottie Zimmerman was recognized for her help with such events as Chalk of the Town and the OTCA’s gorgeous new website. Julie Schubel was awarded the Promotions Committee’s top honor for her extreme dedication to the numerous festivals and events that promote the work of the OTCA. Mike Davis and Jenelle Jagmin were acknowledged for their hard work in creating and championing the newly formed Residents of Old Town neighborhood group, which includes programming for the Old Town Farmers Market, Community Garden, and Neighborhood watch. Heather Chunko was singled out as the OTCA Volunteer of the Year for her involvement on the OTCA Economic Restructuring Committee, and for stepping up to manage the financial aspects of the OTCA in an important time of transition for the organization. Volunteers honored at the event were awarded an original brick paving stone from the Old Town district affixed with a commemorative plaque in their honor.
Also important to the OTCA Annual Mixer was the election of three board members, who agree to serve a three year term for the organization. Incumbents Lynne Brown and Don McNabb were re-elected, and long-time Old Town supporter and cheerleader Erin Slayter were voted into the three available spots.