Sam Madore

TRURO – The Downtown Truro Partnership (DTP) has a new face at its helm.

Sam Madore started in the position of executive director as of June 12, following the departure of Debbie Elliott.

Many of the members within Truro’s downtown core will recognize Madore from her work behind the scenes providing social media management for the DTP over the past two years, as well as being a co-founder of Local Love Truro. She has extensive experience in planning, marketing, and special events. Prior to joining the DTP, Madore was the interim special events and culture coordinator with the Town of Truro’s Parks, Recreation and Culture department and the marketing and human resources manager for the Holiday Inn Truro.

“I’ve really enjoyed getting to know the downtown business owners in one way or another over the years and I’m looking forward to working with them in this new capacity,” said Madore. “I feel like all of the experience that I’ve gained since moving back home to Truro in 2009 has allowed me to fully see all that Truro has to offer and has lead me to this role.”

The executive director role had been vacant since April, however Madore’s predecessor has been of assistance to her.

“Debbie (Elliott) and Grace (Murray) have both done a great job growing the Downtown Truro Partnership and have been a big help to me during the transition. I am excited to take the torch and continue to shine the light on just how incredible downtown Truro is.”

Jaime Rhae Oudemans, president of the DTP’s board of directors and owner of Clay Café in the downtown core, said the board members are thrilled with Madore’s vision for the partnership’s future.

“Her enthusiasm for making things happen in Truro, her expertise in events and promotions and her ability to make connections in the community are a perfect fit for this role,” Oudemans said. “We’re excited to continue to build on the momentum of all of the great things happening in our downtown.”