As Ohio’s official historic preservation and Main Street organization, Heritage Ohio fosters economic development and sustainability through preservation of historic buildings, revitalization of downtowns and neighborhood commercial districts, and promotion of cultural tourism.
This group was employed by Fairport Heritage Foundation to revitalize Fairport Harbor's downtown area. Working with Fairport Harbor's new Economic Development Director, Cathy Pohl, the group toured Fairport Harbor and gathered information about the Village, the businesses, the attractions, the economy, the infrastructure, the buildings, the schools, and the buildings. The group will evaluate and present its findings at a later date.
On Wednesday, December 3, the group had dinner and a meeting at the Museum. Post dinner conversations and discussion focused on everything the group discovered during the tour.
FHM members, Linda Penttila, Emily Mummey, Elaine Kangas, and Paula Hern were the official hostesses for the event. They prepared the table settings. They were responsible for this classy "Finnish" table with Finnish glassware.
Dinner attendees, left, front to back: Jeff Siegler (Heritage Ohio), Tony Bertone (FH Councilman), Kathi Pohl,(Fairport Harbor Economic Development Director) Frank Quinn (Heritage Ohio), and Mark Rantala ( Lake County Ohio Port and Econmic Development Authority Director); right, front to back: Dave McGurk,(FH Village Administrator), John Lippus (Main Street Sandusky), Pearl (Heritage Ohio Columbus), Jeff McKinney( FH Councilman), Kristie Wert (Main Street Norwalk), Doug Harrison (FH Councilman), and Mike Scruggs (FH Port Authority) .
Pictures, Text © Lasse Hiltunen, FHM, 2014