Main Street director takes D.C. post
Kathy La Plante, longtime Director of the New Hampshire Main Street Center, is leaving her post next month to take a job with the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
La Plante, the organization’s only director since its founding some 10 years ago moved to New Hampshire from Wisconsin, where she was executive director of the Chippewa Falls Main Street Program. Her new role as a Main Street program officer with the National Trust for Historic Preservation, headquartered in Washington, D.C., will take her throughout the United States to communities in need of training on historic preservation and downtown revitalization issues.
She said will remain a resident of New Hampshire.
The New Hampshire Main Street Center said Deborah Turcott will take over management of the activities and operations of the New Hampshire Main Street Center. Turcott has been with the center for two years providing services and training to Main Street communities. She was previously executive director of the Laconia Main Street Program. – JEFF FEINGOLD