By Ronnie Fernandez, Venice MainStreet President

2020 has been a challenging year, to say the least. Our Venice MainStreet community, however, continues to amaze me in how we all pull together for one mission: preserving and enhancing the character, beauty, and economic vitality of historic downtown Venice. After months of mandatory restrictions, we were finally able to start back up with some smaller events, including the Chocolate Walk, the ever-popular Christmas Walk, and concerts in Centennial Park.

I am proud to call Venice, Florida my home. I am especially proud to be President of the Venice Mainstreet Board of Directors, who continually impress me with their selflessness. Venice MainStreet leads the way in making our community special, vibrant, and inviting for all to enjoy. Thank you to all who contribute to this community. We look forward to 2021 and welcome our new Venice MainStreet President, Sandra DiPentima of Fifth Third Bank!