Executive Board Members

Regan Gettens
Fairmount Properties – VP, Property Management

Vice President
Eric Decker
Commercial Lender, Portage Community Bank

Mike Lewis
President & COO, Hometown Bank

Joan Conaway
Owner, Joan Conaway Interior Designs

Board Members

Mike Beder
Owner, Franklin Hotel Bar, Tree City Coffee, Venice Cafe & Water Street Tavern

Chris Hallahan
User Experience Designer, IdeaBase

Tom Hatch
President, Focus Curriculum, Inc.

Todd Kamenash
Asst. Dean of Students & Director of Student Conduct, Kent State University

 Maggie McKendry
Assistant Athletic Director, Kent State University

Committee Chairs

Design Committee
Julie Kenworthy
Executive Director, Kent Historical Society

Marketing Committee
Pam Petrus
Owner, Diversa Advertising, Inc.

Operations Committee
Eric Decker
Portage Community Bank

Business Enhancement Committee
Tom Wilke
Economic Development Director, City of Kent


Board of Governors

Ron Burbick
Owner, The Burbick Companies

Michelle Sahr
Owner, Kent Cheesemonger, Off the Wagon, Red Letter Days

Tom Wilke
Economic Development Director, City of Kent


Heather Malarcik, Executive Director
Lesley Sickle, Marketing Coordinator


Main Street Kent is always looking for friendly, energetic, reliable individuals to become volunteers with our organization. Every event we host requires the help of volunteers. Being a Main Street Kent volunteer is a great way to meet new people, know what’s going on in our community, and give back to it. If you are interested in becoming a volunteeer, please see the form below.

Completed forms can be emailed to info@mainstreetkent.org or mailed to 138 E. Main St. Suite 201B, Kent, OH 44240