Tuesday, December 3, 2013

OBMSA names Meredith Maus their new Executive Director

Meredith Maus, a native of the south shore of Long Island, received her bachelor of arts degrees in Anthropology and History from the University of New Hampshire.  After graduating Magna Cum Laude with honors from UNH, Ms. Maus continued to reside in New Hampshire working part time as an editorial assistant and volunteering with a local environmental group.

In 2010, Ms. Maus was accepted into the highly prestigious University of Vermont's Historic Preservation Master of Science Program.  Through the program, Ms. Maus became well versed in both the policy and the "brick and mortar" techniques of historic preservation, which served her well as an intern for the Oyster Bay Main Street Association in the Summer of 2011.  As an intern, she was heavily involved in the preliminary work to save the Trousdell House alongside her predecessor Isaac Kremer.  

Once Ms. Maus graduated with her MS in 2012 she was hired by OBMSA as a Project Manager.  She worked over a year and a half on the administration of the major grants of the organization including the 2009 and 2011 NYMS grants, Preserve America Grant, and the privately funded OBMSA Facade and Sign Grant.  

In the Fall of 2013, Ms. Maus was promoted to be the organization's new Executive Director.  She will continue to work on the grants of the organization as well as taking on new projects such as creating a safer, more walkable downtown and providing technical assistance and support towards efforts to save important buildings in the downtown like Snouder's Corner Drug Store.  She is excited to continue working with the organization and the community to make the Hamlet a vibrant, thriving, downtown for all to enjoy.  

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