Sarah Callender has been hired by the Main Street Board of Directors as the organization’s new executive director.
She replaces Kathleen Herzog, who is retiring.
The nonprofit Main Street Program is affiliated with the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s National Main Street Center. Main Street capitalizes on the unique character of the courthouse square and the surrounding business district with the goal of transforming it into the cultural, social, professional and retail center of Rutherford County.
“I am thrilled to continue the legacy of Main Street Murfreesboro by serving as the upcoming executive director,” Callender said in a news release. “I wholeheartedly agree with the vision of the Main Street national program, ‘that a community is only as strong as its core.’ Our downtown is the heart of our community.”
Since 2013, Callender has been the lead community relations specialist for Special Kids Therapy and Nursing Center in Murfreesboro.
Herzog began her Main Street career as a volunteer and then as a part-time employee. She was hired as full-time executive director in February 2010. Callender joins Main Street on June 26.