February 17, 2017 5:20 a.m.
The Downtown Roseburg Association has a new Executive Director.
Alyssa McConnel has been named to the position and will start work next Tuesday. Board President Jim Caplan says the group “is excited to have Alyssa on board, her passion is evident and her heart is with the community”.
McConnel was formerly the Downtown Roseburg Account Manager for the News Review, making her a familiar face to downtown businesses and residents. Caplan says that McConnel brings “a wealth of community experience, fresh ideas and contagious energy and motivation” to her new role.
McConnel was hired by a unanimous vote of the Downtown Roseburg Association Board on Monday. A screening committee made up of representatives of the Oregon Main Street organization, the City of Roseburg and several members of the DRA Board had reviewed applications from several well qualified candidates.
For more information about the Downtown Roseburg Association, go to www.downtownroseburg.org.