Meet our Board of Directors

Sara Stauffer

A Franklin County native, I'm married to Matt, we have two wonderful children. As co-owners of Revinylized Creations and Decor, my journey began a newfound passion for community involvement, especially for the community we are raising our family in. I am dedicated to fostering partnerships and championing growth initiatives for small businesses investing and growing our community.

Tiffany Evans 

Director at Ottawa Memorial Auditorium

Wynndee Lee 
Vice President 

Wynndee Lee was born in Ottawa, but grew up elsewhere,and returned as a student at Ottawa University, where she graduated with a BA in Business Administration. Wynndee remained in Ottawa and married her husband, W. David Lee, and began her public service career in local government. Wynndee obtained her masters in Public Administration from KU and became a certified planner. While they relocated for several years, the Lee family, with two daughters, returned to Ottawa in 2002 and Wynndee became the Director of Planning/Community Development where she retired in 2022. Wynndee is employed now at Ottawa University in the Advancement office. While Wynndee has served a number of years on many local non-profit boards, she is motivated to stay committed to local improvement organizations currently through Main Street, where she is the Vice-Chair of the Board.

Kimberly Toot 

Owner of Toot's Tax Services

Kaci Brady 

Communications and events professional

Zachary Clayton
Design Committee Chair

General Contractor at Clayton & Son Construction; Owner at Picket Fence Properties and Real Estate agent at Keller Williams Diamond Partners, Inc.

Dawnua Dawson
Economic Vitality Committee Chair

Dawnua is an Ottawa native with more than 20 years of experience in design, marketing, and social media growth strategies. She is a creative problem solver who is passionate about helping small businesses with their unique challenges such as branding, marketing, and user experience.

Dea Visitacion 
Organization Committee Chairman  

Born and raised in Ottawa. My family enjoys living here with all the opportunities it provides while still maintaining the small town feel. During the day I work for our local school district. My passion is helping bring more family friendly events to Ottawa. I believe in helping our community thrive and grow!

Veronda Mourning
Promotions Committee Chair

Veronda Mourning has lived in Ottawa for 14 years and have owned the Ottawa Jazzercise center for 14 years as well! She has two teenage boys who attend Ottawa High School and participate in various activities through the school. She is excited to see the future of our Main Street.

Nicole Burkdoll 

Nicole Burkdoll was born and raised in Franklin County and a graduate of Central Heights. She later obtained a Bachelor's in Public Administration in hopes that one day she would be volunteering and working within her home community. She has worked for the Franklin County Historical Society, a member of Kiwanis 2.0 and Friends of the Ottawa Library. She's also a 2022 graduate of the Leadership Franklin Co program. Nicole is passionate about preserving the rich history of Ottawa while also helping to progress the betterment of the community.

Jeff Carroll 

Jeff is the owner of Ottawa’s bicycle shop, Ottawa Bike and Trail. Jeff and his wife, Leigh Ann, opened the shop in October of 2018. As the owner of the bike shop, Jeff has fostered a strong and growing community of cyclists in the area and continues to promote Ottawa as the cycling hub of Kansas. Prior to opening the shop, Jeff worked for 28 years as a software development and product manager in the financial services industry. Before joining the Main Street Board, Jeff served one term on the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce Board.

Brett Chartier

Real Estate agent at Crown Realty

Riley Browning 

As a third-generation barber, Riley brings over seven years of expertise and passion to the barbering industry. As the proud owner of Browning Barbering, Riley has cultivated a welcoming and inclusive space where clients feel not only groomed but valued. Outside the barber's chair, Riley is deeply involved in community development. Serving on the Ottawa Main Street Association Board and Promotions Committee, he is dedicated to revitalizing local businesses and fostering a vibrant community atmosphere. In addition to his professional pursuits, Riley finds fulfillment in his roles as a devoted husband and father. Balancing his business responsibilities with family life, he strives to set an example of dedication and integrity for his children. With a commitment to excellence and a heart for community, Riley continues to make a positive impact both within his shop and throughout Ottawa.

Cathy Skeet 

Cathy Skeet has been an avid collector of items for most of her life. She and her late husband, Larry, enjoyed attending estate sales together. As they retired from their respective careers, Cathy was able to realize her dream of opening an antique store and in July 2010 they were able to open Our House Runneth Over Antiques at 120 S. Main. The store offers antiques, holiday items, primitives and vintage clothing. OHROA is open from 12-5 every Wednesday-Saturday.

Brian Silcott
City Of Ottawa Ex-Officio 

Brian Silcott was appointed to the position of City Manager of Ottawa, KS, on April 1, 2023, bringing more than 21 years of experience as a city manager and 30 years of public service. A native and lifelong Kansan, he previously served the citizens of Goddard (2008-2023), Osage City (2006-2008), and Sterling (2002-2006) serving as city manager. Silcott also served the citizens of Wichita as a firefighter, neighborhood assistant, and budget analyst.

Ryland Miller 
 Ottawa Area Chamber of Commerce

I am thrilled to be part of Ottawa and Franklin County. As President/CEO of our local Chamber, I get the unique opportunity to partner with so many amazing individuals who choose to work and live in our community. Whether you're starting a business, looking to find a new home, or just spend a day somewhere new, Ottawa welcomes you.