TROY — is pleased to announce Barbara Martin has joined Troy Community Works! as its new executive director.
Martin has been a volunteer for TCW for the past year and a board member before stepping into this new role. TCW has been without an executive director for the past 18 months, as the organization has focused on completion of newly remodeled East Gate Building.
Martin is a longtime resident of Troy and is known for her involvement in many community activities. She comes to TCW with a background in business and marketing.
“Barbara is a great fit for TCW,” said Martha Harris, former executive director and current board president. “Her passion for Troy just shines through and she exemplifies TCW mission.”
Former board member Don Willis agrees.
“Barbara’s professional background and personal energy would help any non-profit and we are grateful to have her with TCW,” he said.
In her new role, Martin has many goals for TCW. First is to build on the completion of the East Gate Building and work with TCW’s new tenants. Other goals include establishing a housing rehabilitation plan for TCW, pursuing a state of Ohio Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) certification for TCW and continuing TCW’s efforts with Make A Difference Day.
Martin has lived in Troy’s Southwest Historic District for the past 10 years and loves the walkability and many amenities the city has to offer. She also recently joined the Troy, Ohio Rotary Club and remains active with her three children in numerous clubs and activities in local organizations such as Troy City Schools and the Lincoln Community Center.
Troy Community Works! is a non-profit community development corporation formed to enhance the long-term well-being and livability of the city of Troy through a collaborative approach to sustainable community development. TCW accomplishes this mission through its three pillars of community development: Strengthening the downtown housing and commercial building stock, neighborhood revitalization and grassroots education and engagement.