Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District Executive Committee and its Board of Directors are delighted to announce the naming of Abby Huff as the organization’s Executive Director.

Abby has previous Main Street experience through her work in Story City, Iowa, as the Executive Director, as well as the Chamber and Economic Development Director for the City. Throughout her time in Story City, she worked closely with business owners, property owners, residents, developers, county and state officials to enhance Story City and the district.

Prior to joining Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street as the Director, she was a Preservation and Incentives Specialist at Hobart Historic Restoration (HHR) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Abby has a Master of Fine Arts in Historic Preservation from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) and a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from the University of Northern Iowa.

Abby has been a volunteer and active member of several committees with the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District since she moved back to Cedar Rapids.

“This role is so important for our growing district, and also our community,” said Scott Kruger, President of the Czech Village – New Bohemia Main Street District Board. “Abby’s passion for this community and this role, makes her a perfect match for the organization’s next chapter.”

 

Czech Village New Bohemia Main Street District, established in 2009, is a vibrant urban neighborhood focused on historic preservation and economic development. The mission is to encourage economic growth and promote preservation by working together toward a shared vision through implementation of the Main Street Four-Point Approach®. Building on its unique history, the District is a dynamic arts and culture venue that provides interesting, authentic and enriching experiences that complement the downtown with a variety of shopping, dining, arts, and cultural entertainment opportunities that can only be found here.