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Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority Hires New Executive Director

Grand Haven Main Street is pleased to announce the hiring of  Jeremy Swiftney as the organization’s  new Executive Director. Mr. Swiftney joined the GHMS on the 11th of July, and brings with him over ten years of extensive hands-on marketing and leadership experience.

With previous experience overseeing Enterprise Rental Car out of Lansing, Jeremy and his staff were awarded “Best Customer Service” numerous times throughout his career with Enterprise.  He will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the GHMSDDA, and will provide operational oversight and direction in strategic planning and goal setting.

“Grand Haven is an amazing place to live, play, visit, and shop. It is a place I am lucky enough to call my home. It is my passion for improving the community that led me through the interview process and towards helping each of the business owners and great community leaders. I truly look forward to working with everyone from volunteers to the many outstanding merchants and work towards making Grand Haven Main Street Districts even more successful and inviting. Our great city offers so much for so many, and I look forward to the challenge of making Grand Haven the envy of cities around the State of Michigan and around the country as well. Mr. Swiftney said of his feelings of the Grand Haven. “I am so proud and excited to work for our community betterment, have fun, and make Grand Haven even more amazing!”

“Of the all of the applicants for this director position, Jeremy clearly stood out was an exceptional candidate,” said GHMSDDA Board Chairman Carolyn Taylor. “On behalf of the board I am extremely grateful Jeremy accepted our offer.  With Jeremy’s leadership skills, our great team of volunteers will even be more successful in their efforts to keep our business district vibrant for years to come.”

The mission of Grand Haven Main Street Downtown Development Authority is to enhance a vibrant historic business district through community partnerships.  Volunteers and staff function under the leadership of a governing board of directors comprised of city officials, business owners and appointed members of the local community.   Goals include the preservation of our historic buildings, strengthening businesses, and promoting local merchants through events that draw the public to the business district throughout the year.