MACC continues to evolve


The Montgomery Area Community Club board met on Thursday, Feb. 7, and made substantial decisions about the restructuring of the organization, starting with the appointment of the new president, Marc Peterson.

Peterson said they discussed the role of the club in the community and what they are, and are not, capable of doing without assistance from the former Mobilize Montgomery staff. As they are still determining what the focus and scope of the group will be outside of planning Kolacky Days and the Torchlight Parade, he said they decided they will be needing the help of a part-time paid staff person. 

The board then approved hiring Jessica Westerman to assist them with event planning and administrative work. He added that the office is not a public office like Mobilize was, so there will not be established hours. 

"The hours will be sporadic and Jessica will come in when we need her help," he said. 

As the board gets closer to defining the role of the organization and what it has to offer, Peterson said they will host a membership drive. 

"Right now we're trying to establish what to offer in a new, streamlined membership," he explained, adding that they're hoping the community will support their efforts by joining for a nominal fee.   

The next meeting of the MACC board is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Monday, March 4, at the new MACC office. The meeting is open to the public.