Who We Are

Main Street DeFuniak Springs (MSD) is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization based in DeFuniak Springs, FL. MSD’s mission is to preserve, protect, maintain and improve the historic downtown district of DeFuniak Springs, Florida, and to increase community events and economic vitality to the downtown business district region.

Executive Director

Chelsea Blaich
Executive Director
Along with over eight years of experience in public relations, marketing and events, Blaich was voted the 2017 Member of the Year for the Florida Public Relations Association Northwest Florida Coast Chapter, and 2018 Young Professional of the Year by the Walton Area Chamber of Commerce. Blaich served as the 2019-2020 Young Professionals of Walton County (YPWC) President and continues to sit on the YPWC Board of Directors.
 
Born and raised in Panama City, Florida, Blaich is no stranger to the area, having moved to Walton County in 2012. 
 
As Executive Director, Blaich is responsible for the development, execution, implementation and documentation of activities and initiatives of Main Street DeFuniak Springs Downtown District (the District), a 501c 3 non- profit organization. The district is part of Florida Main Street, a Main Street America accredited program.

Board of Directors

Amanda Bierbaum
President
Soiree
 
Katelyn Tidwell
Treasurer
Fisher’s Pharmacy
 
Glen Harrison
Vice President
Panhandle Concessions and Catering LLC

Brut Campbell-Work
Board Member
Clark Partington

Robert Thompson
Ex-officio Member
Defuniak Springs City Manager
Sommer Adams
Board Member
Frost Lane Farms

Nevin Durden
Board Member
Eglin AFB

Lance Youngblood
Board Member
JM Phelps Construction

Dustin Cosson
Board Member
Walton Co. Sheriff's Office

Mark Bird
Board Member
Aquatechs LLC

Get Involved

Board of Directors

We are happy to hear you are interested in joining our Main Street DeFuniak Springs Board of Directors. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Approval to the board will be voted on by our current Board of Directors and are based on your interested, abilities, skills, and willingness to be part of our organization. Thank you for your submission and we look forward to working with you.

Committees

If you are interested in serving on one of the committees below, please email your interest to [email protected]

Promotion & Events positions Main Street DeFuniak as the center of the community and hub of economic activity, while creating a positive image that showcases a community’s unique characteristics.

Design & Beautification supports Main Street DeFuniak’s transformation by enhancing the physical and visual assets that set the area apart.

Economic Vitality & Business Recruitment focuses on capital, incentives, and other economic and financial tools to assist new and existing businesses, catalyze property development, and create a supportive environment for entrepreneurs and innovators.