Carbondale Main Street has announced that Reed Hoekstra will join the organization as its new assistant director.
"We interviewed several qualified candidates, but Reed has exceptional skills and also seems to be quite ready to hit the ground running with new energy, which we thrive on," Meghan Cole, Carbondale Main Street's executive director, said in a news release. "As a grassroots, volunteer-rich organization, with a small staff, we are happy to have found a vibrant new team player."
Hoekstra is a recent graduate of SIU with a degree in speech communication, with minors in cinema and marketing.
"I am very eager to get started with Carbondale Main Street," Hoekstra said. "When I came down here for school, eight years ago, I fell in love with the culture, the lifestyle and the community of Carbondale. I am so pleased to be joining a team that that helps enhance and promote this community."