For Immediate Release
December 14, 2018
ADHDA ELECTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS AND OFFICERS FOR 2019
ASTORIA, OREGON—At their December board meeting, new and continuing directors of ADHDA (Astoria Downtown Historic District Association) elected the following individuals to office for a term of one year: Derith Andrew, president; Patsy Oser, vice-president; Julie Kovatch, secretary; and Jeremy Towsey-French, treasurer.
Andrew has served as a director on the board of ADHDA for 5 years and has also served the organization as its treasurer. She resides in Astoria and is a vice-president at Clatsop Community Bank. Oser has also served as a director on the ADHDA board for several years and is an active community volunteer. She will succeed Andrew as president in January 2020. Kovatch has served as a director on the ADHDA board for 2 years and is the director of communications and marketing for Clatsop Community College. Towsey-French is new to the board and is the owner of Reveille Ciderworks.
“Having worked with ADHDA for many years, I’m honored to accept this position. I look forward to working with our incredible members, board, and staff as we continue to move the organization forward,” says Derith Andrew.
In addition to Towsey-French, other directors new to the board include Micha Cameron-Lattek, co-owner of Street 14 Cafe; Daryl Moore, owner of Hazen Hills Software, and Christina Cary, co-owner of Pilot House Distilling. Continuing board members include Tiffany Butler, owner of Whole Brain Creative, Greg Cross, owner of Northwest Lending Group, Pete Gimre, owner of Gimre’s Shoes, Norma Hernandez coordinator for the WIC program for Clatsop County, and Brett Estes, city manager and ex-officio member of the board.
Members retiring from the board include Brad DePuyt of Fort George Brewery and Public House, and Dulcye Taylor, owner of Old Town Framing and president of ADHDA from 2012-2018. Both are continuing their service with the association.
“I have thoroughly enjoyed my time with ADHDA,” said outgoing president Dulcye Taylor, “and I have no plans to disappear from the public space. I look forward to seeing how this organization continues to grow and prosper under new leadership, and will continue to participate as a volunteer,” she said.
For more information on the work of ADHDA, visit www.astoriadowntown.com or attend the organization’s general meeting, held monthly on the first Friday, 8:30 a.m. at Baked Alaska.