The City of Cadiz has named a new director for its downtown On Main program following the departure of Janelle Nichols, who has recently tendered her resignation.

Nichols said she will work until the end of this month and will be on hand to help with the 2023 Take Kids Fishing Day, which is planned for June 3 in the city’s West Cadiz Park.

Nichols came on board with the city last summer, beginning her new job on June 28.

One of her first big projects was the 2022 Trigg County Country Ham Festival, and in the almost year since she has coordinated social media announcements for the city, worked with the Cadiz-Trigg County Farmer’s Market as well as Junque Fest, planned events and activities for the Renaissance Stage and coordinated the downtown scavenger hunts for youth.

Brianna Hyde has been hired as the new On Main director and begins her job on May 30.

Hyde most recently has worked at Trigg County Hospital and has children who are students in the Trigg County Public Schools.

Cadiz Mayor Todd King said plans for the city will continue uninterrupted moving forward.

He noted that there are no changes being made with the On Main director position.

The mayor lauded Nichols for her efforts.

“She did a fantastic job,” King noted of her work during the past few months.

Nichols more recently had already hosted several planning meetings for the 2023 Ham Festival that will take place in downtown Cadiz during the second weekend in October.

She is one of several Renaissance directors who has filled the position in the past few years.

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