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Main Street elects new officers
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By Andrew Hellpapnewseditor@ themonroetimes.comMONROE - In the face of an uncertain future, Monroe Main Street's board of directors Monday solidified its leadership until Jan. 1.At its board meeting at city hall Monday, members unanimously elected interim chairman Ryan Wilson to take over until the next election of board officers in January. The board also elected Ron Spielman as vice-chairman.The elections of Wilson and Spielman follow Dr. David Riese's decision to step down as chairman June 15, a move that followed the resignation of Barb Nelson, Main Street's former executive director, who announced June 10 she would leave the group July 3. Riese remains on the board.Main Street will now focus on discussing possible consolidation or collaboration with the Monroe Chamber of Commerce and Industry, or whether it is best to strike out on its own as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, according to board discussion Monday.

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