AMORY – Alyssa Benedict has been named the new director of Amory Main Street. The association’s board of directors president, Joseph Richardson, officially introduced her as director at Amory Main Street’s meeting last week.
Benedict, a Tupelo native, has been a resident of Amory since 2010 and brings six years of leadership experience with Junior Auxiliary of Amory to the table. She served as its president for the 2017-2018 year.
Benedict worked as a paralegal until she became a mother and has since devoted her time to being wife to her husband, Mark, and mother to their three sons. She continues to serve as ex-officio of the JA executive board, as well as giving time as a community volunteer.
“Through JA, I have been instrumental in bringing the current charity ball back to Amory and implementing the scholarship program,” she said. “I also have overseen the annual Back to School Bash since its beginning.”
Benedict is jumping right in on planning for Amory Main Street’s next event, October’s Chili Fest.
A welcoming reception for Benedict will pair with honoring outgoing director Traci Huguley at Amory Main Street’s annual meeting Sept. 25 at the Vinegar Bend pocket park and Kiwanis Building, which will be the association’s new location under Benedict’s leadership.
“I have enjoyed getting to know everyone in Amory over the last several years and have had the opportunity to work with some pretty amazing people here,” she said. “I’m really looking forward to doing great things downtown for Main Street and can’t wait to help make things even better for our town.” - Photo and Article by JOHN H. WARD Monroe Journal August 23, 2018