DTCF Partnership Announces New Leadership Structure + New Board Members



DTCFP Board 2023

DTCF Partnership announces new leadership

structure and adds four new board members


Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio — The Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership is pleased to announce new leadership and board members as of May 1, 2023.

Our board and stakeholders have voted Russ DuPlainDirector of Information Technology with Summit DD, as President, Heather MorrowDirector of Programs & Events with International Soap Box Derby, as Vice President, Andrew Harant, Director of the Cuyahoga Falls Library, as Secretary, and Terri Brundson, owner of Brunsdon Law Firm LLC, continues her role as Treasurer. 

Russ previously served on the board as VP while being heavily active in volunteer efforts during his two years on the board. “I am very excited to take on the role of President!”, Russ expresses, “I’ve seen how much the downtown area has transformed over the last few years, and have enjoyed being on the Board since 2021.  I look forward to the upcoming year and doing my part to help downtown Cuyahoga Falls continue to flourish!”

Heather has served on the board as Secretary and co-chair of the Events & Fundraising committee this past year. Andrew joined the board late last year and has been integral to idea sharing and community collaborations. Lisa Ohler, DTCFP President 2022-2023, remains on the board as past president and chair of the Member & Community Vitality committee.

We also welcome new board members – Melissa Lingel (Sheraton Suites), Courtney Chlebina (Commonwealth Properties), Amy Bobonik (Brundson Law Firm), and Nicole Dupont (Morty’s Munchies Dog Bakery & Boutique) to replace those who have reached their term limit. A heartfelt thank you to Jeff Lynch (Sheraton Suites), Andy Taray (The Social Dept), John Chlebina (Commonwealth Properties) who are some of the original members of DTCFP and have been instrumental to our success within the community. Nicole is assuming the unexpired term of Joel Testa (Testa Properties) who resigned from the board in 2022 due to scheduling conflicts.

Russ will lead his first board meeting on Tuesday, May 16th with items on the agenda such as the newly approved DORA, funding and marketing opportunities, and welcoming our newest board members.

Learn more about the DTCF Partnership and downtown Cuyahoga Falls at  www.downtowncf.com

The Downtown Cuyahoga Falls Partnership is a community-based 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to enhancing and promoting historic Downtown Cuyahoga Falls and its riverfront as a vibrant destination for residents, visitors, and businesses.