“We are delighted to have Carolyn DesJardin in the role of the ODBA’s first executive director,” Skilliter said in a statement.
DesJardin has experience managing business optimization and construction projects for clients including Fortune 500 companies, law firms, government agencies and nonprofits, general contractors, and home owner associations. She has a bachelor of arts in Sociology and Environmental Studies from the University of Michigan.
DesJardin plans to build upon the success of distinctive events such as the Oregon District’s annual Hauntfest, Derby Day, and District Day while adding new events and entertainment options. She also envisions her role acting as liaison with the Oregon District’s residents’ association.
"We've got a lot of work ahead of us. This is just the beginning of an increasingly exciting time for the District in serving local businesses and visitors and residents of the entire Dayton region," she said.
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