Karen Spurgeon, owner, president, and publisher of Bloomfield Communications, Inc., which includes The Bloomfield Democrat, Bloomfield Cable News, and www.bdemo.com. Former music teacher for Davis County Schools. Family: Husband — Gary Spurgeon, deceased, former publisher of Bloomfield Communications. Daughter — Shari Forsythe, deceased, former elementary teacher at Cardinal. Son — Scott Spurgeon, editor, Bloomfield Communications, Inc. Daughter — Stephanie Henkenius, senior associate, Mercer Health and Benefits.  Grandchildren: Nathan, Clinton, and Alex Forsythe; Benjamin and Bailey Spurgeon; Lindsey, Kyle, Ryan, and Kelsey Henkenius
      Karen joined the initial Bloomfield Main Street Board in 1995 after being invited following her leadership of the Davis County Fine Arts Council’s three-year renovation project of the Iowa Theatre from 1993-1995. Her desire was to expand her contributions beyond the Arts Council and become involved in communitywide development.
      Karen envisions Bloomfield becoming an attractive hub with its well-maintained historic buildings and beautiful streetscape filled with retail and service businesses. She envisions those businesses drawing customers from the region as a result of the efforts of Bloomfield Main Street, Davis County Development Corporation, Davis County Tourism Corporation, and city and county government.
     She envisions an increasing number of eager and willing volunteers of all ages planning and sponsoring special events that draw people to Bloomfield for entertainment, shopping, and socializing. She envisions an increase in tourism as the county’s historical resources, Amish community, and outdoor recreational opportunities are promoted. She envisions the community becoming a statewide leader in energy practices and an example of small-town, can-do attitude determined to make this community the best it can be.
      Karen envisions the community as a place where people of all ages want to live because of its visionary leadership, its energetic volunteers, its quality educational institutions, its excellent medical facilities and providers, its contributions to the arts, its active service organizations, and the spiritual guidance and community service provided by Davis County’s churches.
      Asked why community involvement is important, Karen replied, “A community is only as good as its volunteers!” 




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Doug Dixon, Vice President (2022)

Doug is the Owner of Mind’s Ear Music. Family members are: wife, Lori; son, Damen and daughter, Caden. 
Hobbies? Tae Kwon Do, Water skiing
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 1998
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? Coerced by aunt/uncle
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? A vibrant downtown
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? We drive downtown economic development and rehab
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? Without volunteers, we can’t function
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Business recruitment (Directed)
Ron is a County Supervisor. Family members include his wife, Phyllis. 
Hobbies? Antique farm tractors/equipment, involvement in Davis County Player/Fine Arts, traveling
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2011
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? Designated by the Board of Supervisors to represent the board. Now a paying member.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? Continued promotion of Bloomfield
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? Since most of the volunteer organizations (Masons, Lions, Jaycees, Chamber) are no longer around it is one organization to sponsor events.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? Without volunteers, no local events would occur.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Getting more people involved in volunteering. 

Ron Bride, County Representative 



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Karen Spurgeon, Secretary (2020)

Board Members are elected by the Bloomfield Main Street Investors at the Annual Meeting and serve a three year term. (Last year of their term is also listed by each board member's name)  ​​