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Check out the October Newsletter here!

We are excited to announce the hiring of Eric Kehoe as our new Director. Eric previously served as President of Preservation Detroit, the city's oldest and largest historic preservation nonprofit, and has experience in economic development, grant writing, and real estate, earning a Master's in Urban Planning from Wayne State University in December. His goal is to build on the strong foundation of the city to create a sustainable local economy that keeps money invested right here in Evart. Please join us in welcoming Eric to our city!

Contact Eric via email: or by phone (231) 734-0185.

Eric will be in the Evart office at 211 N. Main street on the following dates: 

Tuesday, October 20th
Wednesday, October 21st
Thursday, October 22nd


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Board Members:

Eric Kehoe- DDA / MMS Director
Alan Bengry - Holihan Drugs Store
Adam Brooks - Templar Tattoo
Jason O-Dell - Evart Middle School 
June Marie Essner - Juneberry Cottage
Lynn Salinas - Taylor Insurance
Molly Cataldo - Edward Jones
Shannon Schmidt - Unit Assistant 
Sarah Dvoracek - Evart City Manager