COLUMBUS, Miss. – Effective immediately, Nickie Nicholson, has been removed by the Main Street Columbus Board of Directors from her role of Main Street Director.
The board has spoken to Amber Brislin, past Main Street Columbus Director and Jan Miller, Mississippi Main Street Division Director and they have agreed along with other volunteers and board members, to step in and handle planning for the 18th Annual Market Street Festival, other spring events and the daily operations of Main Street Columbus.
Nicholson was named in late November to lead Main Street Columbus.
“We thank Nickie for her efforts and express our appreciation for those willing to step in and assist during this time of transition,” stated Brandt Galloway, outgoing Main Street Board President.
“On behalf of the entire Board, we are all committed to making sure Main Street’s important projects don’t miss a beat,” said Main Street Columbus incoming Board President John Brady.
The Board will meet early next week to discuss the plans for the selection of a new Director of Main Street Columbus.
The mission of Main Street Columbus is to enhance local culture and quality of life through planning, growth, diversification and preservation of the Downtown historic district. Main Street Columbus was named a Great American Main Street community in 2010, a honor bestowed to only 5 communities nationwide each year. Columbus is the only town in Mississippi to ever receive this distinction.
Main Street Columbus continues many Downtown beautification and enhancement projects throughout the year, manages the Hitching Lot Farmers’ Market and plans several special events throughout the year which include: Market Street Festival, Downtown Christmas & Spring Open Houses, the Columbus Christmas Parade, Wassail Fest, New Years’ Eve Block Party, Sounds of Summer and Noon Tunes.