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The Purpose of the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center of Lima/Allen County is to commemorate the services of all members and veterans of the armed forces of the United States and permanently recognize those service members from Allen County who made the ultimate sacrifice.  As a county agency, the VMCCC also serves as Allen County’s convention facility and center for performing arts, community, civic and patriotic gatherings. The VMCCC is governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees, appointed by the Allen County Commissioners under Ohio Revised Code 345.

 

The VMCCC is the principal example for Allen County when capacity and capability of hundreds of dedicated, civic-minded and action-oriented private citizens came together over the course of a decade, from the early 1970s to 1984. These individuals—the Silent Giants and Big Thinkers—illustrate the ability to dream and subsequently construct what has become a primary asset to quality of life and economic development.

ABOUT US

Staff Directory

STAFF DIRECTORY

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Matthew Young

Vice President of Operations

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Lydia Fountaine

Fiscal Officer

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Carmen Cecala-Wells

Director of Development

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Erin Isaacson

Director of Technical Theatre

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John Garner

Asst. Director of

Technical Theatre

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Sara Rex

Sales Manager

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Seth Mitchell

Executive Assistant to the

CEO and VPO

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Samantha Zimmerman

Lead Hospitality and

Events Coordinator

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Barbara Teodosio

Box Office and

Front of House Manager

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Cheyenne Houseworth

Event Services

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Gary Washington

Event Services

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Cori Harris

Event Services

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Beth Houseworth

Event Services

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Kevin Walsh

Parking Garage Attendant

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

DAVID GRIMM (V)

President

LAUREN FRAZER

Vice President 

STEVE BRYAN (V)

Treasurer

BETH KEEHN

Immediate Past President

MICHAEL AYERS (V)

GREG WANNEMACHER

JEFF TRACY (V)

JAY PHILLIPS (V)

TEMPLE PATTON

TOM DWYER (V)

CIVIC CENTER FOUNDATION

The Civic Center Foundation is a non-profit, 501(c)3 organization that serves as the support mechanism to further aid in the long-term sustainment of the VMCCC.  The CROUSE PERFORMING ARTS FUND, the GILBERT WELLMAN MAINTENANCE FUND and the OPERATIONS FUND are three specific funds to which individuals may make tax-deductible contributions and charitable gifts.

MATT MITCHELL - PRESIDENT

FRED ODUM - FIRST VICE PRESIDENT

ANDREW FARLEY  - TREASURER

STEPHEN BRYAN (V) - ASSISTANT TREASURER

JASON SCHUMACHER - PAST PRESIDENT

CHRISTINE O'NEILL

CHERYL MORGAN

GREG WANNEMACHER

MARIA SANKO

BRUCE PERRY

NANETTE SMITH

BRAD WENDEL

JAY PHILLIPS (V)

ANN STILES

DIANA DEGEN

KAREN MILLER - LIFETIME MEMBER

JAMES E. BOURK - LIFETIME MEMBER

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