Gray and Cutler Elected To Lead 250th Celebration Board

Daarik Gray

The Harrodsburg 250th Inc. Board recently elected new board members and officers for the 2021/22 fiscal year.

Daarik Gray, executive director of the Harrodsburg-Mercer County Tourist Commission, was elected chairman of the board, while Mercer County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Jill Cutler was elected vice-chair. Nancy Hill, president of the Harrodsburg Historical Society, was elected secretary, and Noel Turner of the Harrodsburg First Main Street Program was re-elected treasurer, a role he has held since the founding of Harrodsburg 250 Inc. in 2019.

“Over the next three years there is much work to be done in preparation for the 250th anniversary celebration,” said outgoing President Billy Rankin. “We are fortunate to have this group of talented professionals leading the way for our community.”

Jill Cutler

The board also announced new members, including Barry Steele, LeMayne Ellis, Robin Ison, Rosalind Turner, Tony Patterson and David Coleman. Leslie Bosse, Dana Anderson, Steve Hadden and Rankin will continue to serve on the board of directors.

“We are excited about the addition of all of the newly elected board members and we look forward to having their experience and knowledge joining our team,” said Gray. “Each member of the board brings something special and unique, but the one thing they all share is their passion for Harrodsburg and then desire to see continuous growth. We look forward to continuing what has already been established by the prior board members and are thankful for their service.”

Harrodsburg was founded on June 16, 1774, by settlers led by James Harrod, and was the first permanent settlement west of the Allegheny Mountains. Harrodsburg 250th Inc. was formed in 2019 to help organize Harrodsburg’s 250th anniversary celebration, which will take place in 2024.

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