By Sandra Di Pentima

Happy New Year! I am proud to serve as President of Venice MainStreet, Incorporated for the 2021 year.

As we move into this new year, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to the outgoing Board President, Ronnie Fernandez, and the 2020 Board of Directors for their dedication, service and leadership over the past year, as well as to all of our extraordinary volunteers for giving of their time and talents to make the best of 2020, despite the challenges.

As I look ahead to the upcoming year, I am encouraged by the perseverance and resilience of the people of this community, that we can face and overcome whatever challenges that may be presented. Through the collective efforts of our Board and volunteers, I am confident we will continue to fulfill MainStreet’s mission of ensuring historic preservation and economic vitality for this great City of Venice.

Thank you for allowing me to serve alongside you this year. I truly appreciate your support and encourage you to share any feedback and ideas you may have as we work together to make the best of 2021.