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Main Street Vermilion’s Marilou Suszko is director of the year

Heritage Ohio

This year’s recipient of the Main Street Executive Director of the Year Award is Marilou Suszko from the Main Street Vermilion program.

Nominated by members of the Main Street Vermilion board, Suszko has a “creative energy” that can be felt by everyone she comes into contact with. The pandemic did not deter her from upholding the values of preservation and restoration.

Here is just a small list of the projects Suszko has taken on: The Business Connection,

Business Showers, successfully managing two CDBG grants, year-round marketing efforts to attract community members, Post Card Project, new trash receptacles and waterfront upgrades for Vermilion.

Suszko values collaboration and organization to effectively help run the Main Street Vermilion Program. She does so with grace and an admiration that others recognize and appreciate.

The annual Preservation and Revitalization Conference was last month in Springfield.

Heritage Ohio prompts economic growth through the preservation and revitalization of downtowns and neighborhoods across Ohio. Heritage Ohio is the designated statewide Ohio preservation partner with the National Trust for Historic Preservation. Through saving the places that matter we can all build a community and live better. Learn more about how to get involved by visiting

For information, contact Main Street Vermilion at or 440-963-0772.