New Director

By: News Release
Nov 10th, 2020

ELKADER – The City of Elkader and the Board of Directors of Main Street Elkader announce the hiring of Ashley Althoff as the new Economic Development Director/Main Street Elkader Director.
Althoff is a 2018 graduate of Upper Iowa University and draws experience from running her own business, as an artist and graphic designer, serving as Co-Chair and Marketing Coordinator for "Art in the Park" (Elkader's Fine Arts Festival), and as Events Manager at Textile Brewing Company.
As a Clayton County native, Althoff says "I see the potential and beauty of this area, with a particular connection to the progressive and vibrant town of Elkader due to its amazing growth in the arts, tourism, local investment, sustainability, and more."
Althoff added "I only hope to expand on these important efforts through this new role. Everyone I have met from Elkader so far has been kindhearted, driven and open and I am looking forward to working with even more of the community." Mayor Josh Pope echoed Althoff's enthusiasm for working together "Ashley has a variety of skills that are applicable to this position and I look forward to working with her for many years to help our businesses grow and prosper."
The full-time position serving both the City and Main Street Elkader strives to further develop the economic viability of the community by attracting new business, promoting business expansion and working with current businesses on retention.
Althoff begins her duties the week of December 7th.