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  • Heart of Danville board members meet for 2017 strategic planning session

  • On January 13, members of the Heart of Danville board of directors met at the brand new Holiday Inn Express on the Danville bypass to discuss planning for 2017. 
    Dr. Patrick Noltemeyer, Special Assistant to the President at Centre College, facilitated the discussion, which included topics such as outlining attainable goals for the year ahead, and developing and finalizing committee vision and mission statements. 
    Members of each of the board's four committees - Preservation and Design, Economic Restructuring, Promotions, and Organization - met in smaller groups to discuss their specific goals for the coming year. 2017 Work Plans for each committee will be completed at upcoming meetings in late January and early February. 
    "Our hope is that 2017 will help lay the groundwork for the next 30 years," said interim director Nick Wade. "Heart of Danville celebrated its 30th anniversary in 2016, and we have no intention of slowing down as we go into our 31st year. The conversations that took place during our planning session indicate we're definitely gaining momentum for 2017," he added. 
    The calendar of events for 2017 is still in development and will be posted on the Heart of Danville website and Facebook page as it becomes finalized. 
    New members learn "Main Street 101" from interim director Nick Wade (left), and members of the board are led in discussion of plans for 2017 by Dr. Patrick Noltemeyer (right).
    Welcome our new board members 
    We hope you will join us in extending a warmest welcome to the new members of the Heart of Danville board: Beth Morgan, cataloger and archivist at Centre College's Grace Doherty Library; Kate Snyder, Development Director at the Community Arts Center; Chris White, owner of Plank on Main; and Kara Bastin, branch manager at US Bank. 
    We would also like to express our gratitude to the new president of the board for 2017, Valery McMann (investment executive at FNB Investment), and vice-president of the board, Logan Germann (owner of The Logan Company).