Farmers Market Stakeholders Association Elects 2016 Officers and Directors

on January 15, 2016 / by Downtown Dallas Inc. / in Blog Posts, Dine and Drink, Doing Business

Farmers Market Stakeholders Association Elects 2016 Officers and Directors

Dallas, January 14, 2016 – The members of the Farmers Market Stakeholders Association elected officers and directors for 2016. The newly elected officers and directors are a mix of property owners, business owners and neighborhood residents.

The officers are Marilyn Pippin, Hopkins Public Relations, president and board member; George (Rob) Robinson, neighborhood resident, treasurer and board member; and Matthew Vermillion, neighborhood resident, secretary and board member. The four additional board members elected are Ed Lopategui, resident; Craig Melde,ARCHITEXAS; Mike Ruibal, Ruibal’s Plants of Texas; and Tanya Ragan, Wildcat Management.

“It has been an honor and incredible journey to serve as president of FMSA since its inception.  I am confident that Marilyn Pippin will do a wonderful job as the new president, and take the organization and membership forward,” outgoing president Tanya Ragan said. “The friendships, camaraderie and teamwork it took to convince the city that our side of town had potential, could be privatized and could be revitalized show what a community can do. It is amazing what we have accomplished together!”

In 2015 FMSA again saw progress in improving the quality of life in the district. The following are milestones for 2015:

“Great things are happening in the Farmers Market district for businesses, residents and visitors,” Marilyn Pippin said. “I look forward to continuing to serve the community and being part of the progress.”

The Farmers Market Stakeholders Association is a group of businesses, property owners and residents from the Farmers Market District who are interested in revitalizing the market and its neighborhood.  A non-profit, volunteer organization, FMSA was created to promote public safety, crime prevention, neighborhood revitalization, improved economic conditions, quality of life and property values for area businesses and property owners.

For more information, contact: Marilyn Pippin, 214-826-0670.

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