Seymour Main Street names new executive director


The Seymour Main Street Board of directors have named Jaylyn Stam its executive director, concluding a months-long search.

Stam will assume her role on July 15.

A Seymour native, Stam is a graduate of Brownstown Central High School and earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Indiana University in 2019.

Stam will take her position after working as a strategic account representative for New York-based Movable Ink.

Stam expressed enthusiasm about leading Seymour Main Street in planning, promoting and preserving downtown Seymour.

“Having grown up in Seymour, I am truly honored to step into this role with Seymour Main Street,” she said. “I’m excited to work closely with our community to enhance and preserve our downtown area, making it an engaging space for all.”

Melissa Acton, Seymour Main Street board president, said the organization’s executive committee wanted to make sure it hired the right candidate for the position and felt Stam stood out as a great leader.

“We’re thankful to have hired Jaylyn after an extensive search and believe she is a great fit to lead our organization,” Acton said. “Her vision, experience and passion align perfectly with our mission, and we cannot wait to see her thrive in this role.”

Tyler Thias, the board’s vice president who led the search, said Stam will have a great impact on Seymour as a whole through her work with Seymour Main Street.

“We look forward to seeing Jaylyn’s positive impact on the community and in her role as director as we start this new chapter for Seymour Main Street together,” Thias said. “We believe she will bring unique and valuable experiences to our organization.”

Stam, who lives in Seymour with her husband, Eric, replaces Bri Roll, who stepped down in early April to take a position in the private sector.

Established in 2001, Seymour Main Street is a nonprofit dedicated to fostering a climate that promotes economic development in the historic downtown.

The organization creates events for the community, improves the look of the downtown and provides downtown businesses with grant funding for facade, signage, building build outs and addresses other similar needs.


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