Board of Directors

Downtown Rutland Partnership Board of Directors

Photo Name & Address Telephone Term Committee
Chris Ettori  Community College of VT 786-6996  2013 Business Development
Jim Sabataso
President         The Palms Restaurant
773-2367  2014 Executive Special Events /Marketing
Eddie Ryan Treasurer    Green Mountain Power 747-5422 2014 Executive /Finance
Glenda Hawley President Elect.  Catamount Radio 775-7500 2015 Marketing/Finance
  Michelle Bailey Pistols & Roses/MKF Properties  747-0527  2013 Streetscape
John Zawistoski
Secretary     Ryan, Smith & Carbine
786-1000  2013 Business Development/Finance
Pat Serrani  Walmart 773-0200  2015
  Dean Pierce  Home Service Store  2014 Business Development/ Finance
  Rob Mitchell  Rutland Herald  2013 Special Events
 Open Position
  Greg McClellan
Kinney Pike Insurance
98 Merchants Row
 775-2311  2013 Business Development

Ex-Officio Members

Photo Name & Address Telephone Committee
EJay Bishop
Rutland City
Parks & Recreation
773-1822 Streetscape/Special Events
  Christopher Robinson
Member of the Board of Alderman
236-1383 Business Development


Photo Name Telephone Committee
Mike Coppinger 773-9380 Executive Director
Mrs. Karen Hill
773-9380 Office Coordinator
Ms. Elizabeth Tomsuden Events & Marketing Coordinator

The Downtown Rutland Partnership serves the needs of the Rutland Redevelopment Authority and the Downtown Rutland property owners and business proprietors.

The Partnership enters into yearly contracts with the RRA to execute the objectives of promoting, marketing, and developing business and enhancing the downtown for the benefit of the property owners and business owners.

Staffed by professionals – an Executive Director and two coordinators, marketing/special events and office coordinator – the DRP produces an annual program plan which covers four program areas: marketing, community relations/special events, streetscape, and business development.

The DRP acts as a clearinghouse and referral service for the District’s retail, specialty and office space.

Each year the DRP produces a comprehensive marketing program designed to continue to bring people to shop, eat, and be entertained in Downtown Rutland. The program also coordinates maps, street banners, holiday lighting, streetscape maintenance, decorations, and cooperative advertising opportunities for its members. Special events include Friday Night Live, Sidewalk Sales, Harvest Festival, and Santa’s Arrival & Tree lighting.

Each program area is overseen by staff with the assistance of advisory committees made up of board members, Downtown business and property owners, and other supporters of Downtown Rutland.