Minden Main Street board named

After more than five months without a Minden Main Street Board of Directors, the Minden City Council has filled six of the seven vacant seats.

Upon the recommendation of newly-hired downtown director Becky White, the Minden City Council approved the appointed of Terry Gardner, Kathy Copeland, Larry Gipson, Deborah Cooksey, Thomas Adams and Alicia Adams to the board at its September meeting.

White says the board is made up of new and experienced faces that are working for the betterment of downtown.

“They all have the best interest of downtown Minden in the forefront of what they are trying to do,” White said. “I just think we made some really good choices.”

White says the last position is close to being filled and expects to have a full board soon.

Citing unwillingness by Minden Mayor Tommy Davis to work with the board, all members of the Downtown Development Commission/Minden Main Street Board resigned at a March meeting.

Those members included President Catherine Hunt, Tammy Eaton, Elaine Eaton, Jeri Bloxom, Bertha Winzer, Deborah Cooksey and Bill Cook.

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