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Brighton Main Streets Opens Search for its Next Executive Director

It is with a mix of sadness and gratitude that the Board of Directors announce Liz Sullivan’s departure as Executive Director of Brighton Main Streets, effective May 31, 2019. For the past two years Liz has played a critical role in the development and success of the organization, and while we will miss her and her inspiring leadership, we wish her the best of luck in her new endeavors.

We want to thank her for her dedicated service which involved many significant accomplishments over the course of 2 years, including:

  • Being the liaison for 15 new businesses in the district
  • Creating new business resources on BrightonMainStreets.org including a directory
  • Appearing on WCVB Chronicle to showcase our small and local businesses and the district's walkability
  • Creating new programming like Brighton Sounds: Unplugged, a day of music inside our businesses
  • Leading a team that redesigned and planted traffic islands in Oak Square and Brighton Center
  • Matching businesses with 509 hours of one-on-one business assistance, this past year alone
  • Helping to lower the vacant storefronts from 9% down to 2% through business recruitment
  • Partnering with the community to present a full calendar of events such as the Egg Hunt, outdoor concerts and movies, trick-or-treat, tree lightings, farmers market, and neighborhood cleanups
  • Organizing 665 volunteers who provided more than 2,678 hours of time & talent
  • Cultivating community supporters who contributed over $100,000 to make Brighton even more vibrant than it already is. 

Over the next few months, we will be conducting a search to find the new Brighton Main Streets Executive Director. During this transition period, it is our priority to find the best individual to lead, while still maintaining a stable and effective organization. We will share the job announcement soon and ask for your help in identifying candidates who can help Brighton Main Streets continue along this successful trajectory.

Again, we cannot thank Liz Sullivan enough for the dedication, passion, enthusiasm and motivation she has given Brighton Main Streets over the past 2 years. She will be greatly missed by the Board, local businesses, community and partners alike. We look forward to seeing Liz resume being an active community member and are hopeful and excited for the next chapter of Brighton Main Streets as we continue to support our community to keep Brighton a vital place to live, work, eat, and play. If you have any questions or concerns during this transition process, please do not hesitate to reach out directly to our President of the Board of Directors, Brighton Main Streets.  


 

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