Organization

ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW

Main Street Biloxi was originally conceived as a part of the Coast Main Street Project in 1990. From that humble beginning as a part shared, multiple-city endeavor, Main Street Biloxi evolved into a single city, multi-faceted, independent organization, entrusted with the responsibility to preserve, protect and promote the unique historical character of Old Biloxi, particularly as it relates to the downtown area. The primary goal of Main Street Biloxi is the preservation and revitalization of the Main Street district, an area that extends from Porter Avenue at the Historic Biloxi Lighthouse to Bellman Street, and from Highway 90 to the railroad on Esters Blvd. We recently added the Caillavet Street corridor to the Main Street district, as it will be the gateway to the downtown business district area. Main Street Biloxi is a very active and productive organization. We have 26 board of directors and 10 liaisons from various organizations within the city that attend monthly noon meetings held  on the second Monday of every month. We also have an executive board meeting each month. Committee meetings for Promotions, Design and Economic Restructuring also meet on a monthly basis. Each committee has a chairman experienced within their respected fields.

 

Biloxi Main Street Board of Directors 2015-2016

Kay Miller
Biloxi Main Street Executive Director

Laurie Rosetti
Biloxi Main Street Executive Director Assistant

Board Members  

Norman Carnovale – President
Marshall Eleuterius – Vice President
Cecilia Dobbs Walton – Secretary
Charlene Deaton – Treasurer
Cliff Kirkland – Ex-Officio
Elizabeth Englebretson – Design Committee Chair
Lawanda Jones – Promotion Committee Chair
Bill Raymond – Organizational Committee Chair
Pat Wylie – Economic Restructuring Committee Chair
Sherry Bell
Lucy Brashier
Loretta Bridges
Peggy Byrd
Arlene Canaan
Cono Caranna
Beth Carron
Jamie Gruich
Susie Hathaway
Bruce Lacey
Jeannette Romero
Karen Staehling
Paulette Strayham
Joy Tucei
Kyle Widdows

Liaisons

Angie Molyneaux – Art Can Change Everything
Tina Toss-Seamans – Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce
Rachael Seymour – Biloxi Chamber of Commerce
Ed Shambra – City of Biloxi Planning
Sherry Bell – COB Parks & Recreation
Karen Staehling – Gallery 782
Jenna Weatherford – Harrison County Beautification
Janet Harrington/Renee Areng – Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast
Kevin O’Brien – Ohr O’Keefe Museum of Art
Corey Christy – Walter Anderson Museum of Art

Biloxi Main Street District Committee’s 2015-2016

Design Committee

Elizabeth Englebretson-Chairman
Lucy Brashier
Jerkia Broussard
Debbie Collins
Craig High
Deborah Holstein
Cliff Kirkland
Julie Kuklinski
Bill Raymond
Laurie Rosetti
Ed Shambra
Karen Staehling
Jenna Weatherford
Adam Williams

Economic Restructuring Committee

Pat Wylie-Chairman
Cree Cantrell
Cono Caranna
Norman Carnovale
Marcia Crawford
Jerry Creel
Felix Gines
Jamie Gruich
Craig High
Cliff Kirkland
Jeffrey O’Keefe
Bill Raymond
Laurie Rosetti
Ed Shambra
James Smith
Linda Stewart
Jennifer Walker

Promotion Committee

Lawanda Jones-Chairman
Debbie Beasley
Lucy Brashier
Loretta Bridges
Peggy Byrd
Arlene Canaan
Diane Cothern
Val Cushman
Cecilia Dobbs Walton
Lynn Frisby
Pat Galle
Serena Gilich
Sarah Gladish
Susie Hathaway
Dianne Ott
Jeannette Romero
Laurie Rosetti
Vanna Shemper
Diane Sicuro
Patt Skmich
Paulette Strayham
Gwen Vanderfin

Organizational Committee

Bill Raymond-Chairman
Cono Caranna Jr.
Charlene Deaton
Bonnie Sine
Sugar Stallings