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Downtown Ithaca Alliance board elects new officers

By Journal Staff


ITHACA — The Downtown Ithaca Alliance (DIA) board of directors recently elected new officers for 2020-21. 

• John Guttridge, managing member of Urban Core LLC and developer of Press Bay Alley and Court, was elected as president of the Downtown Ithaca Alliance board of directors.

• Ashley Cake, owner of The Watershed and The Downstairs, was chosen as 1st vice president of the board.

• Megan Vidler, owner of Home Green Home, was re-elected as board treasurer. 

• Brett Bossard, executive director of Cinemapolis, was elected as secretary for the board of directors.

Prior to the election, Guttridge was the DIA board’s first vice president and Cake served as the board secretary. Guttridge replaces former president Steven Headrick who left the board this past spring after reaching his board term limit, the DIA said in a release.

The DIA’s board of directors’ officers guide the group’s monthly sessions as the board works to oversee and maintain the not-for-profit organization’s goals.

In addition to elected officers, the board is also composed of Seth Adams, Amy Cohen, Andre Gardiner, Cathy Hart, Chris Hyde, Justin Hjortshoj, Anna Kelles, Tom Knipe, Deirdre Kurzweil, Jodi LaPierre, Nathan Lyman, Jan Rhodes Norman, Sam Parlett, Dustin Patte, David Prunty, Susan Riley, Jason Sidle, Teri Tarshus, Seph Murtagh, and Ithaca Mayor Svante Myrick, according to the DIA.