Those are the number of applicants seeking the position of new director for Main Street and the search committee plans to interview all applicants, said Main Street Corinth President Brent Lipford.
“We’ve got some very good applicants,” said Lipford. “Our plans are to interview every person who has applied.”
Former Main Street Director Susan Joiner has been serving on an interim basis after the recent resignation of Montana Hill. Joiner assisted Main Street through a successful Hog Wild in October, then helped set a new record fund-raiser after last week’s Celebrate Corinth, noted Lipford.
After applicants are interviewed either Nov. 27-28, the search committee will present two finalists to go before the entire board for consideration and final interview, noted the president.
“We really want someone to be connected to the community,” added Lipford.
He said the applicants are a mix of local faces and those who moved away with successful careers and have the desire to come back home.
“Applicants either currently live here or have ties to Corinth,” he said.
If the interview process goes well, the board hopes to have a new director hired either by the last week of December or first week in January, he added.
Main Street’s mission is the promotion and enhancement of historic downtown Corinth. It always welcomes new members.
The organization sponsors many events throughout the year in addition to Hog Wild and Celebrate Corinth, including the Slugburger Festival in July and the Corinth-Alcorn County Christmas Parade set for Saturday, Dec. 1.
The board of directors serves as volunteers and meet at least monthly. The full-time director has an office at The Alliance.