TUPELO, Miss. (WTVA) - Lucia Randle will become the new Tupelo Main Street executive director following the retirement of longtime director Debbie Brangenberg.
Randle will begin the new job on Oct. 1.
Debbie Brangenberg, director of Tupelo Main Street program since 1991. Source: Downtown Tupelo Main Street Association.
“Lucia is an excellent choice to lead our Main Street program,” Brangenberg said. “Her years of service on our board as president and in other officer and committee roles well prepares her for this important position.”
Randle most recently served as the City of Tupelo’s communications director. She has also previously worked at WTVA-TV, Reed’s Department Store and the Boys & Girls Clubs of North Mississippi.
The Fulton native holds degrees from Itawamba Community College and LSU.
Brangenberg has directed Tupelo’s Main Street program since 1991.
“Under Debbie Brangenberg’s 30-years of Main Street leadership, downtown Tupelo has accomplished so much," Mayor Todd Jordan said in August. "Due in large part to the Main Street team’s efforts in promoting, preserving, revitalizing and enhancing our downtown area, Tupelo is positioned for even more economic growth and prosperity in the years ahead.”