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Lindley Estes is a business writer for The Free Lance-Star and This blog is on Fredericksburg-area business. Send an e-mail to Lindley Estes.

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Board of Directors chosen for Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative

The Fredericksburg Main Street Initiative’s first Board of Directors was selected at a Tuesday morning meeting in Fredericksburg.

Sue Bridi, Andi Gabler, Wilson Greenlaw Jr., Dolores “D.D.” Lecky, Dave Minckler, Scarlett Pons and Jeff Scott were elected as board members by the members of the new organization during a meeting at the Inn at the Old Silk Mill.

Board members will serve staggered terms of one, two or three years. One of the board’s first orders of business will be to select a full-time executive director who will lead the organization. Applications for the position will be available in the next few weeks.

Fredericksburg officially joined the state’s Main Street program earlier this year. The program aims to strengthen downtown business districts across the state.

Organization leaders have said downtown Fredericksburg already has a lot of momentum and assets, but some merchants have expressed concern of late about the number of downtown vacant commercial properties.