The Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District or SSMID has come up with a new addition to the development of the Historic District. The board pleased to announce Kris Patrick as the executive director, officially starting from December 4, 2017. From August 2017, Main Street Fort Dodge operating with Main Street Lowa, which works under the Iowa Economic Development Authority. Lowa has connected to 40 programs across the country and has over 50 communities.

Earlier, Kris has been worked as Chariton Area Chamber Director and the Chariton Main Street Director. She will bring quite a while of experience as a Main Street Executive Director. Kris has been perceived by her prosperity as she has solid connections in the group.

President of the SSMID Board, Steve Pederson expressed that after Kris welcome the Main Street Fort Dodge conveys a new viewpoint to the recovery of the District. Further, Steve included the gathering is reckoning that the program will move the correct way from the begin. The Self-Supported Municipal Improvement District will coordinate the program, and Kris’ office will be in the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance building.