EDA Office is Moving

The Ortonville EDA office will be moving to the lower level (2nd Street a.k.a. Main Street) of the Community Center in January.

Currently, the EDA sub-rents space from KDIO.  Although the KDIO space has been a great office location, the new location will not only save money in the budget, it will also provide private meeting space and easier access for our downtown businesses.

The Big Stone Arts Council will be moving to the upper level for their events/activities such as the Music on Main that really took hold last summer.  This extra space will allow them to expand their participants… and, hopefully, they’ll now use that expanded space to invite an audience to enjoy their music jam sessions!  (I am hoping!) — The Community Center (upper level) remains available for all the activities as before – contact the City Office if you are looking for a gathering space.  Phone:  839-3428

I’m excited to be located downtown – in the middle of our business district!  You’ll be able to find me in the office Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 5:00 p.m.  (unless, of course, I’m out for meetings)

The official Ortonville EDA information can be found right here on the City’s new website! – page link.  And, also make sure to check out my new blog (ortonvilleonbigstonelake.com)  The blog provides a more personal community connection where I discuss our local businesses, organizations and EDA updates… however, I also blog about local events that I attend.  Attending events is not part of my official “job” – it is what I love to do most – so the EDA Board allows me the flexibility to blog about the local events that I attend – right along with my work blogging.  

So, watch for the EDA office to open downtown starting in January and until then stay connected with us online!

Vicki Oakes
Community Development Coordinator