Brumley Follows Her Passion to Main Street El Dorado
EL DORADO, ARK., 5/16/17 — A dedicated Main Street volunteer, a talented marketing professional, and a devoted proponent of El Dorado, Beth Brumley has found the ideal home for her talents in her new position as executive director of Main Street El Dorado. Bringing together her strong knowledge of the Main Street program and her wealth of professional experience, Brumley has taken the helm at Main Street ready to lead the organization in a new direction.
“With Beth’s history of being a great volunteer for Main Street El Dorado and her background in retail and marketing, The Executive Committee felt that she was the perfect fit for the position of executive director for Main Street El Dorado” Paul Choate, President Main Street El Dorado.
Brumley, who served on the Main Street board from 2008 until 2012, began working with Main Street as a volunteer. She served as board president in 2012, chairing MusicFest XXV, which featured MC Hammer and Vanilla Ice, and bringing a new perspective to numerous other events.
“I was hired to El Dorado after I graduated from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia,” Brumley said. “I just fell in love with the community, and decided to put down roots here and make it my home. Volunteering with Main Street and serving on the board were a natural progression for me.”
Steering Main Street El Dorado back to its roots is part of Brumley’s mission in her new position. She plans to focus her energies on three of the Main Street America program’s four-point approach to downtown revitalization: economic vitality, organization, and design, while partnering with El Dorado Festivals & Events on the fourth point: promotions.
“I feel strongly that our mission is to get back to basics and help our businesses in El Dorado grow,” Brumley said. “It’s important that our downtown merchants are successful and ready to support the growth that the Murphy Arts District will bring to the area.”
First on her agenda is preparing for Showdown at Sunset and the Summer Concert Series, with the 30th anniversary of MusicFest quickly approaching in the fall.
“Both these events see excellent attendance, and have dedicated sponsors and a great volunteer base to make them happen,” Brumley said. “We are working to figure out how to make them provide benefit across the downtown landscape. There are opportunities for tourism everywhere!”
Brumley welcomes interested parties to contact her via her new email address: firstname.lastname@example.org, or via phone at 870-862-4747.