MOSES LAKE – Marianne Kirwan has resigned as Executive Director of the Moses Lake Business Association, effective February 28.
The MLBA has hired former Director of Membership of the Moses Lake Chamber of Commerce, Jasmyne DeBeaumont, to replace it.
“We’re going to miss Marianne; she was the face of the MLBA, not only at LakeTown Landing, but representing the MLBA to city council, EDC, Vision 2020 and many other organizations in the city, ”said Michaelle Boetger, board member . “She coordinated everything and she will be difficult to replace. We wish him good luck in his new endeavors.
Over the past five years, Kirwan has strived to help revitalize downtown Moses Lake’s shopping district, LakeTown Landing. She has participated in several projects, including the addition of new events to attract people to downtown, the installation of 10 information kiosks and the “Adopt-A-Pot” program.
She has also worked to support the continuation of the Main Street Tax Incentive Program, which allows local businesses to keep B&O Tax dollars in the community of Moses Lake.
A resident of Moses Lake for 14 years, DeBeaumont has many years of experience developing and expanding businesses in Grant and Adams counties. In addition to her recent position with the Chamber of Commerce, she has also worked for the Moses Lake Prosperity Center and the Washington State Microenterprise Association.
“I love to see people make their dreams come true and be successful,” said DeBeaumont. “Over the past five years, I have been fortunate enough to work with organizations aimed at helping people do just that, like the Moses Lake Business Association (MLBA). I have had the honor of helping many businesses start up and grow.
DeBeaumont said she believes in entrepreneurship, hard work and supporting community businesses.
“As the CEO of MLBA, I know that with the support of our Board of Directors, the community and business owners, we will continue to strengthen our downtown area, encourage growth and develop. ‘improve the overall quality of life in and around Moses Lake,’ she said. .
DeBeaumont will take office on March 1.
Kirwan, meanwhile, plans to return to the real estate industry working full time at Get Rich Quick Properties.
“I will miss many aspects of my role with the MLBA, but I also look forward to the new challenges ahead,” Kirwan said.
For more information on the Moses Lake Business Association, call 509-764-1745 or visit www.mlbacares.org.