Special to The Hays Daily News

The Downtown Hays Development Corp. announced the names of individuals serving on the Board of Directors for the term beginning in January. The roster includes three new members, two appointed members to fill unfinished terms and eight returning members.

Justin McClung, Dustin Roths and Jason Williby are the newly elected board members. Holly Haynes and Shaun Musil will fill two unfinished terms and will join Sarah Cearley, Alaina Cunningham, Karen Dreiling, Kim Hodny, Sandy Jacobs, Elodie Jones, Eddie Perrett and Andrew Rupp, all returning for the upcoming year.

The DHDC will also have a new executive slate taking their role at the annual meeting in January. The new slate includes Jacobs, president; Dreiling, vice president; Cunningham, secretary; Perrett, treasurer; and Rupp, past president.

"I am excited to see what is in store for DHDC in 2015," said President Stacey Smith. "The new slate of directors is full of great community citizens that are energized to continue the progress in downtown Hays."

DHDC is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation. The mission of DHDC is to foster awareness and promote downtown Hays as a vibrant center of commerce, recreation, arts, government and history that serves the people of Hays, the surrounding region and visitors from around the world. DHDC will work to prevent the deterioration and enhance the viability of the community's cultural centers, historical landmarks and public infrastructure important to the community's economic and cultural well-being.