Lewisburg Council recognizes Latanza for work in community

By Callista Kisling - [email protected]

LEWISBURG — Lewisburg Village Council met on Thursday, June 16, and during the meeting recognized the county’s retiring director of workforce and economic development.

Council welcomed Brenda Latanza, director of the Preble County Development Partnership. Lantanza had announced her retirement effective July 1. She has a history of working in a nonprofit educational, economic, and workforce development.

“I wish her well in her retirement and for all her contributions to the village of Lewisburg,” Mayor Marsha Jones said of Latanza.

Latanza echoed back, “More than anything I want to say thank you for investing in the Partnership, because when you care about your businesses and the workforce and everything — it’s good both ways.”

“I feel like I’m leaving on top of the world,” Latanza continued.

Municipal Manager Jeff Sewert also spoke to council about the Community of Faith Church participating in its initiative of “I Love My Community.” Lewisburg was fortunate enough to have the church volunteer to do projects around the village such as paint the curbs in front of Tri-County North School, according to Sewert.

In other business, council:

•Held the final reading of an amendment to the ordinance for the Lewisburg property maintenance code entitled “outside parking and storage public nuisances.”

•Waived a final reading and passed an ordinance making a portion of Twin Street a one-way street from Main Street going east to Floyd Street.

•Council announced that the MARCS radio tower will have a ribbon cutting on July 13.

In the Brown Memorial Library report, Barb Foster recommended Nancy Roberts as a new library trustee. The recommendation was approved by council.

In his parks report, Ted Theis reported he is still working with the Park Committee and the Preble County Historical Society to create a Camping in the Park and Food Truck Day this fall. The date is still to be determined but according to Theis it may be sometime in September.

By Callista Kisling

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Reach Callista Kisling 937-683-4056.

Reach Callista Kisling 937-683-4056.