As we look forward to fall and the 2016 Plaza District Festival, we are fortunate to add new members to our board of directors, as well as introduce Ashley Terry as the 2016-17 board president. We are incredibly thankful for the skilled leadership encouraging and directing us as we look forward to new growth in the district this year.
“Every single position on the Plaza District Board of Directors is a volunteer position,” said Board President Ashley Terry. “These professionals spend two years tirelessly giving their time, their money, and their energy to the Plaza District Association. I am excited to spend the next year as the President of the Board of Directors working with some the best people that Oklahoma City has to offer.”
Sandra Cassimus – Paralegal for IRS Office of Chief Counsel in the Oklahoma City Field Office “It has just been so much fun to see the district evolve from a blighted area into what it is today…the Plaza District fulfills all my dreams about the perfect Main Street U.S.A.”
Neila Crank-Clements – Executive Director of Positively Paseo “I love that the Plaza District is a mere 5-minute walk from my home. It’s a place I can have drinks, grab some lunch, enjoy a cup of coffee, see a musical, get a copy of the Curbside Chronicle, and buy a birthday gift. There is a real sense of community here.”
AJ Kirkpatrick - Director of Urban Planning at ADG “I love how the revitalization of the Plaza District has so greatly increased community pride in the surrounding neighborhoods and Oklahoma City as a whole. It is a model of what I would like all older commercial districts in the state to be like.”
Sandy Pantlik, Secretary – Senior Director of Marketing and Communications at OSU-Oklahoma City “It’s hard to pick one thing to love about the Plaza! It offers all my favorite food groups (from coffee to pizza), shopping, art and yoga. The sense of community and creativity are probably what makes me the happiest. I’m honored to be a part of it all.”
Cary Pirrong – Director of Alumni Relations at Oklahoma City University “I love that the Plaza District has something for everyone and is welcoming to all.”
Emily Pomeroy - Lawyer at the Center for Economic Development Law “I love that the Plaza District provides spots for me to meet, drink, meditate, dance, collaborate, ride my bike, watch, shop, primp, eat, explore, and learn.”
Shelley Rowan, Vice President – Director of Marketing and Communications at the Oklahoma Hall of Fame and Gaylord-Pickens Museum “[My favorite part of the Plaza is] the creative energy in the district! There is always something new to do or see.”
Aimee Struble – Realtor/Real Estate Broker, Plaza District Developer “What I love about the Plaza District is the culture, diversity and the local authentic neighborhood scene that you don't find anywhere else in OKC!”
Lindsay Zodrow, Business Liaison – Owner of Collected Thread “I love getting to be a part of a community of people who care for and support each other. These wonderful people are helping me raise my kids and challenging me to try harder at the shop and inspire my creativity.”
Other board members include, Aimee Ahpeatone, Randy Cassimus (Advisory Board), Kenny Deason (Business Liaison), Blair Humphreys (Advisory Board), Lou Kerr (Advisory Board), Andy Rine (Treasurer) and Emily Rothrock-Tate.