About Us

Bellows Falls Downtown Development Alliance, Bellows Falls, Vermont

Betsy Thurston is the Executive Director of BFDDA

BFDDA Board Members:

President:  Elijah Zimmer – Select Board member, Windham Antique Center

Vice President: Debra Collier- Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce

Treasurer: Abbie Garrett- https://www3.mtb.com/

Secretary: Jesilyn Bashaw – Cota Oil

Gary Fox –Rockingham Development Director

Committee Members:  Jon Midura- Windham Antique Center, Alain Martinez – Wunderbar, Michael Bruno- Windham Antique Center , Deborah Wright Green Mountain Traffic Control, Alicia Thomas – https://www.td.com/us/en/personal-banking

Volunteers: Lyn Parker Haas- River Artisans Cooperative, Joan Donahue, Susan Macneil Rockingham For Progress, Kathleen Govotski – Halladay’s Harvest Barn, Renee Vondle, Janelle Beard, Ashley Simmons, Mindy Fisher- Ornaglyphology, Deborah Fox – VT420 Tours, Eileen Charbonneau, Marsha Austin – Halladay’s Flowers and Gifts, Sam Bookman, Lamont Barnett, Jim Austin, Jeff and John Dunbar-Rockingham Incremental Working Development Group and Farnum Insulators, Sam Howard,  Ben Masure, Jeannie Levesque, Leslie Marston- Leslie’s Tavern, Debi Haverly, Kristen Sulzman, Larisa Demos- Flat Iron Cooperative,  Mike and Sue Smith- FACT TV, Alan & Pat Fowler, Michelle & Stan, Levi, The Bellows Falls Rotary Club: Bill Stevens, Marty Gallagher, Ed Dinnanny, Rick Govotski, David Stern- Wild Goose Players, Matt Guild, and more!

A special thank you to our contributors who continue to support us financially:

Rockingham Roasters, New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Rockingham Entertainment Development, Cota Oil, James Plumbing & Heating Oil, Inc., Chroma Technology Corporation, Ann Dibernardo, Halladay’s Harvest Barn, Halladay’s Flowers & Gifts,

Thanks to our Past Board members and staff:

Emmett Dunbar- SEVCA, Pat Fowler- Village Square Booksellers, Lamont Barnett – The Rock and Hammer Jewelers , Mary Helen Hawthorne, Robert McBride – Rockingham Arts Museum Project , Charlie Hunter – Hunter Studio and Rockingham Entertainment Development, Katie Dearborn – Mascoma Savings Bank, Rosemarri Roth – Rockingham Meeting House, Michael Shaughnessy “Shags”, Ana Porteur – Anastasia’s Closet, Corey Olbrych – Allen Brothers Farm Market, Jeremy Haskins -J&H Hardware and Do It Best, Sean Long, Carolyn Frisa – Works on Paper, Peter Stolley, Chris Glennon, Francis Walsh, Garet McIntyre, Kim Bovill, Krissie Pelletier, Sonia Comstock…