The City of New Port Richey has opted to change its public-private partnership with Greater New Port Richey Main Street in favor of making the program part of the City government. The city has posted a job listing on its website for a “Main Street Program Director” with an advertised salary between $28,500 and $33,500.
The program will close its current office at 6231 Grand Boulevard and instead will operate at City Hall.
Current Director Judy deBella Thomas will step down nearly ten years of wearing two hats as both the program director and as a city council member. Thomas, in the past, has even stepped down from her post as program director in order to vote on the program’s funding from the City government–later taking the reigns back.
Greater New Port Richey Main Street is also holding its 25th Birthday celebration at The Dulcet in downtown New Port Richey. Tickets to the event are $35 and include a dinner.