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Turcotte selected to head Main Street Corydon

Main Street Corydon has selected Catherine Turcotte as its executive director; she will begin Monday to serve the organization.
In his announcement of Main Street Corydon’s new executive director, board president Bill Taylor said, ‘We were looking for someone who is passionate about our community and who has a history of accomplishing things here. Catherine has a proven commitment to the people of Corydon.’
Turcotte was the founding president of the YMCA of Harrison County and led both the founder’s campaign to establish the YMCA and the capital campaign to build the YMCA, which opened in 2004. She also served as the Y’s executive director from 2002 to 2006. She is currently the pastor of Laconia and Depauw United Methodist churches and will continue to serve those congregations.
‘Arthur and I moved to Corydon 25 years ago, after a 30-state RV trip, in search of the best place to live in America,’ Turcotte said. ‘Our goal was to find a well-located small town (near a big city), one that still had its historic character and values, a place where we could raise a family and make life-long friends.
‘At that time, Corydon had a thriving downtown, and we lived within walking distance of church, restaurants, shops, the library and the bank. It really was our dream come true,’ she said. ‘I still believe people are looking for a place like this, and it will be my joy to help revitalize our hometown.’
Main Street Corydon is a collaborative effort of downtown businesses, property owners and interested residents to promote, preserve and revitalize the historic central business district of Corydon. The program follows the state and national four-point model based on organization, promotion, design and economic development.
Turcotte can be reached by email at [email protected] or by calling 812-738-9511.