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!” 
Jack is a member of the City Council. Family includes his wife, Beverly.
Hobbies? Fishing, bass fishing that is
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 1993? President by default
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? Bloomfield development was stagnant
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? Serve as a broker for new business development
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? It is nearly the only source for info on business opportunities
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? We are not big enough to enable hiring professionals.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Design a goal for business development, finance sources.
Use every opportunity to promote Bloomfield businesses, school quality, churches, medical availability, industries, job availability, financial institutions. 

Lexis Lynch, Treasurer & Young Professionals (2019)

Sabrina Lindley, Organization Chairperson (2019) 

Meg Benge, Main Street Mustangs Chairperson (2019) 

Meg is an Administrative Assistant for the Bloomfield Police Department. Family members are: husband, Curtis; Parents Tim & Tonya Simonsen; Sister, Brooke Simonsen, Mother/Father-in-law, Greg & Lisa Benge and Brother-in-law, Clay Benge.
Hobbies? Traveling, motorcycle rides, attending Hawkeye games
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2015
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? To meet new people and give back/be involved in the community.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? I hope Bloomfield Main Street is a resource to the community and becomes a place where folks come to volunteer to make events like Hairy Nation Days possible.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? Without Bloomfield Main Street, we would not have some of the events, grants and community development projects.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? It’s important to find what interests you and pay back. If everyone volunteered for 1 event they were passionate about, the entire community would benefit.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? We need to work on being more involved in all aspects of the community. Through Main Street, the Fair, the Iowa Theatre, DCCSD, etc. This would help spread knowledge about projects and improve community betterment.
I am really proud to be a Bloomfield Main Street member. I encourage anyone to ask me about Main Street if they have questions or would like to volunteer. 
Lyn is the Executive Director for Bloomfield Main Street. Family members include her husband, Rick; son & daughter-in-law, Nick & Julie; and son, Cody (deceased). 
Hobbies? Spending time with family, genealogy, reading, Iowa State Football, traveling and adventures
What year did you join Bloomfield Main Street? April, 2015
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? To continue with investing & renovating the district, plus lead in recruiting and promoting for the community:  new business, new residents, new shoppers (tourism) and events that bring people back to Bloomfield or to Bloomfield (as shoppers, tourists & potential residents). 
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? The downtown is the heart of the community. Bloomfield Main Street's focus (the main street district) is the heart of the community.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? Events, promotions, investment, improvements, recruitment - they all take one of three things: time, talent and treasure. Without volunteers, it would be impossible to do what Bloomfield and Davis County have accomplished.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Volunteering. Working together toward a common goal. 

Bloomfield/Davis County has a lot of potential. We just need to be better at promoting ourselves. 

Alexis is a Ag Loan Officer at Success Bank. Family members are Tucker and Ava Henderson. 
Hobbies? Spending time with family, running, shopping
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2016
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? Wanted to become involved in the community.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? Finished streetscape to enjoy!
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? To support Bloomfield as a community, as well as the businesses, to continue to grow.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? To keep Bloomfield great and constantly improving
What do you think (as a community) we need to work toward? More community involvement!
 I LOVE Bloomfield. I’m so thankful to have found it to raise a family in and call home. 
Caci is the Office Manager at Davis County High School. Family members include husband, Joel, and their two dogs Bleu, Bo and our cat Simpson.
Hobbies? Enjoying the company of friends and family.
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2017
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? I became a board member to become an active part of our community.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? I hope to see more volunteers in the future with Bloomfield Main Street. I know our free time is precious, but so is our small community.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? It is important to our businesses to have a support system and backing. We are able to help our local businesses on many different aspects, which in turn helps them to succeed.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? When the community volunteers with Main Street, they are able to support our local businesses and organizations and help them thrive and succeed.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? I think we need to work on more community involvement. The more we put into our small town, the more we will get out of it!

Get to Know our Executive Director

Chris Ball,(2019) - Information not provided

Lexis is a Universal Banking Officer for Bank of the West. Family members are  Jared and Jackson Frymoyer. She is the daughter of Rod and Stephanie Lynch
Hobbies? Spending time with family, camping, volunteering in Davis County.
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board?  2015
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? I started attending the Young Professionals of Bloomfield meetings and they needed a representative on the Main Street board.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? A group of individuals that promote our downtown.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? It attracts visitors and projects a healthy community image upon which industrial investors rely in part to make their location decisions. It provides small business ownership opportunities, jobs, and retail sales
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? Career Booster-Gaining New Experiences-Learning new skills-Making a difference-Giving back-Its fun
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Getting more people involved
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 

Alyssa is a Sales Associate for Farm Bureau. Family members include Boyfriend: Brad Egbert  Father & Mother- Todd & Kathy Greenstreet  Brother & Sister- Spencer & Keeley Greenstreet.
Hobbies? Coaching softball and spending time with family. 
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2017 
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? To meet new people and give back to the community by volunteering.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? To continue to find new ways to promote the community to new businesses and new residences.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? To attract businesses and people to the community and to then focus on helping promote these businesses, allow development projects, and grants.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? We all need to be more involved in all aspects of the community. Its how you spread knowledge and help improve the community.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Business recruitment (creating jobs) and volunteering.

Devyn Pitlick (2020) 

Get To Know our Board of Directors

Alyssa Greenstreet (2018)

Karen Spurgeon, Secretary (2020)

Caci Brus, Economic Vitality Chairperson (2020)

Chayton True, Design Chairperson (2020) - Information not provided

Abby Yearling, Promotion Chairperson (2019) - Information not provided

Devyn is the Marketing and Public Relations Coordinator for Davis County Hospital. Family members include her husband, Mark, and a son. 
Hobbies? Hunting and photography
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2017
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? To give back to the community and help carry out the mission of Main Street.
What do you envision for the future of Bloomfield Main Street? To continue to be the leader in community development and change.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? It’s important because of what the organization stands for. It stands for the development of change. Without change and growth, our community would be stuck in the past and would ultimately get lost.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? It’s important to volunteer to give back to the community, because it shows dedication to community growth.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Being ok with change!
Bloomfield, as well as Davis County, has a lot to offer. Main Street is a great avenue to showcase this, however we can’t do it alone. We need to continue to build relationships to benefit Bloomfield as a whole. 

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)  


Alexis Henderson, President  (2019)

Jack Woolard, City Representative 

Lyn Davidson

Sabrina works for the City of Bloomfield. Family members include her fiance, Ryan Yahnke.
Hobbies? Volunteering, being outdoors.
What year did you join the Bloomfield Main Street board? 2015
Why did you become a Bloomfield Main Street board member? Lexis Lynch & fellow YP members talked me into it.
Why is Bloomfield Main Street important? To bring people to and promote our downtown.
Why is community involvement/volunteering important? To grow and better our community.
What do you think we (as a community) need to work toward? Communication and involvement. 

Doug Dixon, Vice President (2019)