Donaldsonville DDD recruiting 2012 Board of Directors

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Many citizens feel the calling to improve their city. Donaldsonville is a volunteer run, staff supported, tax-exempt entity. The board of directors is designed to work with the Mayor to improve the Downtown Development District with a focus on commercial businesses and financial growth.  2012 is looking to recruit new volunteers and a new board member to add to the plan of work. Volunteer board members should work independently on their area of expertise, inspire others, and have innovative vision. ?

Volunteers will have one hour a month board meetings and approximately three hours of volunteer time each month. The candidate will be capable of accomplishing duties during their regular business days or after work. Many duties can simply be multi tasked into your existing schedule.

Areas of Board volunteer focus for 2012 are Smart Growth application, Design, Merchant Promotion and Recruitment, Volunteer Organization and Fundraising, Entrepreneur programs, Grants.  A business in area can also nominate an employee for consideration. The goals and Master Plans are well designed and approved, the DDD is moving into the action phase. No prior board experience is required.

Candidate must be a qualified voter in Ascension Parish. The candidate must have principal place of business or profession in, or own property in the surrounding Downtown Development District area.

The Donaldsonville Downtown District has long been the heart of commerce for Ascension Parish.  Since its establishment in 1806, Railroad Avenue and the district has seen many changes. The DDD moves forward with the goal to preserve, our history by promoting economic revitalization and rehabilitation of our historic buildings.

Donaldsonville Main Street is recognized as a Louisiana Main Street Community, Louisiana Cultural District and a site on the National Register of Historic Places. Whether working with municipal governments, volunteer committee members, business associations, or Chambers of Commerce, Donaldsonville's DDD mission is to build a strong relationship with its partners: city and municipal governments business owners, developers, residents and other stake holders.

If you feel the call to volunteerism for the Board or other areas, please call Missy Jandura at 225-323-2555 or directorddd@gmail.com.  Facebook mainstreetdonaldsonville