DDA / Main Street | 269-535-5145

Staff and Board of Directors

Our Staff:


David Vago

Executive Director

Dave joined us in May of 2016 when we hired him as our new Executive Director. Having family roots in the area, he spent his childhood summers in and around Three Rivers; his grandfather was a pharmacist on our Main Street and an active member of the business community. Dave says that both the people and the place inspired him when he was young, and he was excited to see so many people involved and working to bring it new life. He has a 20-year professional background in tourism development, marketing, historic preservation, business management, and startup entrepreneurship. If you are thinking about getting involved in our revitalization as a volunteer, supporter, or current or prospective business owner, Dave is your first point of contact!

E-mail: threeriversdda@gmail.com

Phone: (269) 535-5145

Our Board of Directors:


Sara Herrmann

Board Chair; Design Committee Chair

Sara is the Director of Business Operations for Three Rivers Community Schools. She joined the DDA/Main Street Board in May, 2015, and Chairs the Design Committee. She has been very active in downtown beautification projects, and became our Board Chair in the summer of 2016. As Chair, she has been helping to lead our organization in clarifying our vision and establishing short- and long-term strategies for our downtown.

E-mail: sherrmann@trschools.org

Phone: (269) 279-1107


Tricia Meyer

Vice Chair; Organization Committee Chair

Tricia has a long history with the Three Rivers DDA/Main Street program, and worked with others to establish our DDA within the Michigan Main Street Program in 2013-14. She has at various times been a DDA Board member and officer, Promotions Committee Chair, and a member of the Main Street Steering Committee, as well as our Interim Director  in 2015-16.  The owns All About Travel, which she moved downtotn to 52 North Main Street in 2016, and she is also currently serving as the Organization Committee chair.

E-mail: tricia@allabouttraveltr.com

Phone: (269) 506-5789


Joe Bippus

Secretary; Economic Vitality Committee Chair

For the last 16 years, Joe has served as the City Manager for the City of Three Rivers and as a board member for the DDA. Joe is the chair of the Economic Vitality Committee and serves on a variety of boards for the City, County and other professional organizations. He enjoys seeing the DDA plans come to fruition to make a positive difference in the community.

E-mail: JBippus@threeriversmi.org

Phone: (269) 273-1075 ext. 103


Sharon Bachinski

Treasurer

Sharon Bachinski is the AVP Branch Manager for Southern Michigan Bank & Trust here in Three Rivers.  Sharon has been a branch manager for over 14 years.  She has also previously served on the Domestic Assault Shelter board and the Chamber of Commerce.  She is a lifelong resident of Three Rivers and is excited for all the positive changes that are getting underway downtown, and looks forward to what revitalization can offer to our citizens.

E-mail: sbachinski@smb-t.com

Phone: (269) 273-1715


Brian McDaniel

Board Member

Brian is Senior Human Resources Manager at American Axle Manufacturing, Inc., and has been a DDA/Main Street Board member since March, 2015.

E-mail: Brian.McDaniel@aam.com

Phone: (269) 244-0585


Timothy Raakman

Board Member

Tim and his wife, Rachel, are the owners of the future Speaking Stone Cafe, currently under construction at 51 North Main Street. Tim is also a pastor and a commercial truck driver, and has been a DDA/Main Street Board member since November of 2016.

E-mail: timraakman@gmail.com

Phone: (269) 278-0247


John Wolgamood

Board Member; Promotions Committee Chair

John, who also goes by “Charlie,” has owned the storefront at 32 North Main Street for many years. He recently became a downtown resident after moving to Three Rivers from Mattawan in 2016, but has been active in beautification and other work for our downtown community for much longer, as a co-founding member of the Three Rivers Improvement Movement (T.R.I.M.).  He became part of the committee behind HarmonyFest, Downtown Three Rivers’ signature outdoor concert, in 2015. Through his work with HarmonyFest, he became active with our Promotions Committee, and is now its chair. He joined the DDA/Main Street Board in February, 2017.

E-mail: jwolg60@yahoo.com

Phone: (269) 567-0474


BOARD POSITION OPENING!

Seat #1 of 2 seats available – Contact us today!

The Three Rivers DDA/Main Street is looking for citizens like you who are excited about what we are doing downtown and want to be a part of our success! Our board holds meetings on the first Friday morning of each month, and works with our donors, merchants, committees, volunteers and the city to provide a vision, energy, economic power, and momentum that is bringing exciting new life to our community! Board members serve three-year terms, but this is just one of many, different, short- and long-term ways you can help us and be a part of something that will make our city’s future bright! Drop us a line if you’re interested in what opportunities we might have for you!

E-mail: threeriversdda@gmail.com

Phone: (269) 535-5145


BOARD POSITION OPENING!

Seat #2 of 2 seats available

Contact us at by email or phone if you’re interested in what opportunities we might have for you to get involved with our exciting efforts!

E-mail: threeriversdda@gmail.com

Phone: (269) 535-5145

Michigan Main Street

Three Rivers is a Select level community in Michigan Main Street, a program committed to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development.

DDA/Main Street Office

Contact us

Phone: (269) 535-5145
Address: 57 N. Main St., Three Rivers, MI 49093