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Olympia Downtown Alliance Welcomes New Board Members

Recently, the Olympia Downtown Alliance Welcomed Five New Board Members to its Board of Directors and Installed New Officers

Recently, the Olympia Downtown Alliance welcomed five new board members to its Board of Directors and installed new officers. The Olympia Downtown Alliance Board is comprised of locally owned small businesses, property owners, non-profits and downtown champions. The Board oversees the Alliance’s strategic priorities of image-making, advocacy, economic development, and most importantly, the support of a clean, safe and healthy downtown.

These strategic priorities support the organization’s vision of downtown: “Downtown Olympia is the welcoming heart of our region, embracing our diverse local flavor with our inclusive nature, looking to the future while honoring the past. I’m proud to work alongside this talented group,” said Alliance President Todd Monohon. “Every individual on the Board seems to be excited about some aspect of the future of downtown, and with all of the new investment and focus by so many on the challenges we need to address, it looks like a bright future is here!"  

This year the Alliance added to its board:

·       Jamie Brayshaw, Octapas Café

·       Nate Burgher, Flowstate Creatives

·       Jay Burney (Ex-Officio), City of Olympia

·       Janis Dean, The Popinjay

·       Shina Wysocki, Chelsea Farms Oyster Bar

Re-elected and returning to the Board for another term are:

·       Ryan DiCrescenzo, Friend of Downtown

·       Amy Evans, Kidder Matthews

·       Jeanette Laffoon, Maddox & Laffoon, P.S.

·       Dave Wasson, Batdorf & Bronson Coffee Roasters

·       Kyle Wiese, Opportunity Zone Investments

The Alliance’s 2021 Officers include:

·       Todd Monohon, Olympic Rentals, President

·       Chad Carpenter, Washington Center for the Performing Arts, Vice President

·       Erica Cooper, Cooper Realty & Orca Construction, Secretary

·       Bobbi Kerr, Olympia Federal Savings, Treasurer

·       Josh Gobel, Thomas Architecture Studios, Past President


*Photo: Todd Monohon, President of Olympia Rentals and ODA Board President

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