Main Street Gardnerville recently hired Jen Nalder as program director to lead the nonprofit organization.
The program director’s position serves as the central advocate for the downtown district, acting as liaison between the program, public and private agencies, civic groups, downtown stakeholders and the community.
Nalder is the regional manager of Anytime Fitness and a 1994 graduate of Douglas High School.
“I understand the importance and benefit this program offers to our local business community in addition to the preservation efforts of our beautiful downtown,” Nalder said.
Main Street Gardnerville is focused on the ongoing revitalization of Gardnerville. Founded in 2008 by a group of citizens with the goal of reinvigorating downtown Gardnerville, Main Street Gardnerville is still driven by volunteers working to make their town a better place.
“We are so excited to have Jen join us as the next program director for Main Street Gardnerville,” said Meredith Fischer, former board president. “She has contagious energy, and I can’t wait to see all that she accomplishes in this role. She is definitely a community champion.”
Main Street Gardnerville was the first community to receive the Main Street designation in Nevada and is an accredited Main Street America program. In addition to the program’s revitalization efforts, Main Street Gardnerville also serves as an advocate for more than 100 businesses within the area.
“I am excited to have the opportunity to advocate and support our local businesses in the valley to ensure we create opportunities for economic growth, leadership, education, and resources to further their success,” Nalder said.