Port Huron City Manager James Freed has named Cynthia Cutright for the position of Downtown Development Authority Director. The appointment comes after former DDA Director Natalie Watson’s early January resignation.
In July 2018, Cutright started working for the City of Port Huron as the administration administrative assistant. In the role, she serves as assistant to City Manager James Freed, Parks and Recreation Director Nancy Winzer, and Fire Chief Corey Nicholson. In the role, she has held responsibilities in assisting the Downtown Development Authority and helping with Bluewater Fest and ChillyFest.
Freed said Cutright’s “background in organizational management and communication will serve the downtown well.” He cited her firsthand experience with “business owners and festivals to understand where downtown needs to go to further grow its economic impact,” as assets to the position.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with an emphasis in public relations from Ashland University.
Reporting for WGRT, Karly Hurley.