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

Maggie McKendry
Assistant Athletic Director, Kent State University


Board Members

Dylan Ball
Carpentry Estimator, Competitive Interiors, Inc.

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

Dominique Burrell
Community Relations Director, Habitat for Humanity of Portage County

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

Josh Rider
Director & VA Certifying Official, Kent State University

Robin Spano
Kent State Bookstore

Tom Wilke
Economic Development Director, City of Kent

Board of Governers

Mike Finley
Hall-Green Agency

Committee Chairs

Design Committee
Julie Kenworthy
Executive Director, Kent Historical Society

Marketing Committee
Heather Malarcik
Executive Director, Main Street Kent

Operations Committee
Eric Decker
Portage Community Bank

Business Enhancement Committee
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 volunteer, please email info@mainstreetkent.org