The Halifax Town Council Business Development committee and Town Manager Carl Espy have announced the selection of Rebecca Ramey from a field of 8 respondents to contract as the Events Coordinator on a part-time, event by event basis. Rebecca and her husband Scott moved to Vernon Hill 8 years ago to live close to friends and to live in a rural setting. Before moving here Rebecca had a history of management and marketing positions working for both US and German Biotech companies. She retired at an early age to start a family and now has twin boys. Two years ago, Rebecca started to teach Yoga locally, and in November of 2012 she opened Ohm Yoga Center just off Main Street on Edmunds Boulevard in downtown Halifax. She is active in the community as a member of the Halifax Beekeepers Association, the Halifax Village Association, and the Banister River Garden Club. Rebecca has a deep love of the town of Halifax as evidenced by her desire to open her studio within the town. "There is something magical about this town", Ramey says, "the people who live and work here have a strong desire to share what we have with the county at large. I feel that with the dedication of those who wish to see the town grow, we can achieve its potential as a destination for tourists and county residents."
In making the selection, Committee Chair Kristy Johnson stated "I am thrilled that Rebecca has agreed to take the events coordinator position. Her enthusiasm and passion for Halifax will truly help us to continue to build on the success of past events." Ramey will work directly with the Town Manager and Assistant Manager Denise Barksdale while reporting to the Business Development Committee. Committee member Ronnie Duffey observed that the new coordinator has a sharp focus on specifically tying in community life, businesses and culture with the upcoming events, "She seems to have a clear understanding of how the job needs to be done and she is well qualified", Duffey commented. According to Espy, Rebecca has already started making calls to existing businesses, local volunteers, art groups, corporate sponsors, clubs and organizations that have expressed their interest in supporting the Halifax Earth Day Celebration scheduled for Saturday April 26th at the Halifax Marketplace, 209 South Main Street. "I look forward to the Village Association's community clock project getting underway as the centerpiece of the Town of Halifax Farmer's Market and events area downtown", Ramey mused, "and as the courthouse renovations begin and the Banister River Blueways project develops, I hope, that with the community's support, I will build upon what the previous event coordinators have put together, eventually expanding the venues for each event in unique ways to celebrate the area's bountiful resources, creative talent and rural way of life."