Main Street Kingwood welcomes new executive director

KINGWOOD — Main Street Kingwood is welcoming Mary Crogan Hibbs as the program’s new executive director.

Hibbs, 34, started Aug. 20. She replaces Karen Kurilko and Kari Moreno, who shared the position and resigned in July.

“Our main goal right now is to build committees and increase the number of board members,” Hibbs said. “There are four different committees that Main Street America recommends you have: Promotion, design, economic reconstruction and organization.”

Members are needed for all four committees.

The director is in charge of coordinating all of Main Street Kingwood (MSK) activities and fundraisers throughout the year, and acts as a consultant for new and existing businesses and commercial properties within the Kingwood community.

Upcoming events are MSK’s annual Halloween trick or treat, and Christmas parade and toy giveaway.

Hibbs brings over a decade of business and property management experience from within downtown Kingwood, as well as a good understanding of marketing, advertising and sales promotion.

A Kingwood native, she studied journalism at WVU.

Main Street Kingwood is one of 13 accredited Main Street programs in West Virginia. The others are Charles Town, Charleston East End, Charleston West Side, Elkins, Fairmont, Mannington, Martinsburg, Morgantown, Philippi, Point Pleasant, Ripley and Ronceverte.

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