COLDWATER – Tibbits Opera Foundation and Arts Council, Inc. recently elected its executive committee while also welcoming several new members to its board of directors.
Richard Merrill assumed the position of president, Chris Donbrock vice president, Wayne Weaver treasurer, Laura Lutterbeck secretary and Polly Locke member at large. J. Richard Colbeck takes the role of past president. Newly elected to the board are Wayne Weaver, John Bolton, Bonita Hoffner and Diane Harmon. They join Seth Berry, David Coyle, Dylan Foster, Ken Norton and Diane Pridgeon in leadership of Branch County’s premiere center for the arts and nationally recognized historic theatre, Tibbits Opera House.
The board will be diving into action at its May meeting to continue to update our three year strategic plan for the theatre. According to Merrill “We have met and accomplished several of our key strategic goals over the past several years .To continue our progress, it is always good to review and update the goals/priorities as well as the plan for the Theater to ensure viable growth while properly serving the community the best we can.” He adds, “We have some great community leaders on the board and I’m really looking forward to hearing fresh ideas from our current and new members. We want Tibbits to remain a vibrant, critical part of the community for many years to come and create memories with each event.”
Tibbits Opera House is busy year round with live professional theatre and music events, community events, children’s programming, classic films, art events, meetings, wedding, memorials and more. For a complete calendar of events or more information go online at Tibbits.org or call 517.278.6029.