Finishing Up My Time at Main Street Washington
After nearly a decade with Main Street Washington, I wanted to let you know that I am finishing up my time with MSW in late August 2022. I leave on the best of terms with a solid Board and a great group of volunteers and community partners. After MSW, I’m taking on the new position of Outreach and Engagement Coordinator with Johnson County Public Health. I won’t be moving; I love this community and plan to stay engaged as a volunteer however I can. Right now, my focus will be completing this successful season of the Washington Farmers’ Market, continuing to plan the Farm to Film Fest, and lastly take the helm as President of the Washington Area Soccer Program (WASP). I will also get to continue to Coach the Washington High School Boys Soccer team with one of my best friends.
I am extremely proud of all the work that I have accomplished during the past ten years and hold dear to my heart the relationships I’ve built during my time as Executive Director. Our volunteers and Board are the lifeblood of this organization and without them I would not have had the support or successes that I’ve had. I was going through our accomplishments and was staggered with over $1 million of grant dollars sourced which created over $12.5 million of projects from 2014-today.
I want to give my deepest gratitude to all who have been so supportive of the organization and of me personally over the years: colleagues, board members, community partners, investors, and, of course, our MSW Volunteers. Without you, the organization would not be as strong and vibrant as it is. I am so honored to have been the leader of this incredible organization and will watch with much excitement and anticipation as it continues to fulfill its mission.
Over the next several months, the Board will be conducting a thorough search to find MSW’s next Executive Director. It is their priority to find a dynamic leader with a true passion for our mission: to create a culturally diverse, economically vibrant downtown district. This will be achieved through strong partnerships, historic preservation, and coordinated events by empowering and educating businesses, volunteers, and the community. They will share the job announcement soon and ask for your help in identifying candidates who can help Main Street Washington take its next steps.
All my best,
Sarah Grunewaldt, Executive Director, Main Street Washington