Board of Directors hope to simplify festival planning

By Victoria Bowles
Old Town Lansing staff writer

 Board of Directors hope to simplify festival planning

OLD TOWN LANSING — Soft music played in the background of the Feb. 20 Old Town Commercial Association Board of Directors meeting, as Board Members sipped wine and discussed local issues at a roundtable. “One of the things Old Town does really well is put on festivals,” said Karen Stefl, who is entering her second year as president of the Old Town Commercial Association Board of Directors. “We decided that to save our volunteer’s energy and maximize our yearly cost setting up an RFP would streamline things,” said Stefl

RFP stands for requests for proposals, and by asking companies to put together bid proposals we can find the best fit for our budget, said Louise Gradwohl, executive director for the Old Town Commercial Association. The membership dilemma

“We are a membership organization and we always ask our members if they would like to participate,” Gradwohl said.