ITHACA, APRIL 25, 2017 — Ten individuals were elected to the Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) Board of Directors and three new bylaws were approved during the nonprofit’s Annual Meeting held Monday.
Board members serve a three-year term on the board, a group tasked to oversee the use of special assessment funds collected within a 22-block area of downtown Ithaca.
Class A Property Owners re-elected Autumn Leaves bookstore owner Joe Wetmore and American Crafts by Robbie Dein Manager Joseph Gaylord and elected Abby Peterson and Cathy Hart to the board. Peterson is a marketing communications business partner at Tompkins Trust Company and Hart is the general manager of Ithaca Marriott and Monks on the Commons.
Class B Commercial Tenants re-elected Steve Headrick, a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, and Green Street Pharmacy Pharmacist Nicole Pagano. They also elected Megan Vidler, Ashley Cake, and Adil Griguihi.
Vidler, a Cornell University graduate, is a co-proprietor of Home Green Home; Cake, an Ithaca native, is one of three partners who operate The Watershed Bar; and Griguihi owns and operates Casablanca.
Keith Bryant was elected as the Class D (residents) representative. He ran unopposed.
The mayor, chief financial officer and Common Council of Ithaca, and the Tompkins County Board of Representatives will each select one Class C Director. Those individuals will be announced soon.
Stakeholders also approved measures that expand the board’s size from 19 directors to 23, add a transportation committee and allow members to pass a resolution without meeting as long as all the members of the board or committee consent in writing or by electronic communications.
Board Member photos included: Steven Headrick, Cathy Hart, Ashley Cake, Nicole Pagano, Adil Griguihi, Abby Peterson, Keith Bryan, Joe Wetmore and Joseph Gaylord.
Not pictured: Megan Vidler