Main Street leader honored by state
By The Herald Staff | 6/20/2014
The Ottawa Main Street Association and its program director Becci Shisler were honored Wednesday by the State Department of Commerce for “making Kansas a better place to live”.
Barbara Anderson, Southeast Kansas regional project manager for the state commerce department, presented Shisler with a 2014 Business Merit Award from the department and an accompanying letter from Gov. Sam Brownback during the city commission meeting at City Hall, 101 S. Hickory St.
“A Main Street program is only as good as the director ... and a good [Main Street] group working with the city makes for a wonderful program,” Anderson said.
Shisler, in accepting the award, asked Ottawa Main Street Association members in attendance to stand and be recognized because the award also belonged to them, she said.
Anderson read Gov. Brownback’s congratulatory letter and said Shisler and organizations like Ottawa Main Street Association made Kansas a better place to live.
Expanding on that theme, Linda Reed, Ottawa mayor, also recognized Shisler and the Main Street association for their work and said they have made “Ottawa, Kansas, a better place to live.”