The Dublin Arts Council last week announced five new additions to its board of directors, as well as officers for 2011.

The Dublin Arts Council last week announced five new additions to its board of directors, as well as officers for 2011.

The five people added to the 15-member board are: JP Morgan Chase customer experience manager Erin Daly; Mark Emerson, who has served local organizations including the Dublin Veterans Memorial and Dublin bicentennial arts project; IBM engineer Pete Joodi; lawyer Linda Killworth; and Christine Kullberg, director of marking communications and branding at Cardinal Health.

Officers for 2011 were also announced. Karrie Braganza will lead the board as president. April King was appointed present-elect, Mark Jarvis will serve as treasurer and Naomi Hoyt was elected secretary.


Dublin's community relations recently hired two staff members to fill vacated positions.

Megan Canavan was hired as a public information officer and Kevin Cooper as web developer.

Canavan has worked as a program specialist for the American Lung Association in West Virginia and earned a bachelor of arts degree in strategic communication from Ohio State University.

Canavan will handle communications for parks and leisure services, human resources and police.

Cooper brings more than six years of web experience to Dublin and previously handled web development for EWI's Advanced Energy and worked for Stonefly Communications Group.


Dublin is on the lookout for its next grand leprechaun. The city will take nominations for a Grand Leprechaun who will oversee St. Patrick's Day traditions, including leading the annual parade through Historic Dublin.

The individual or couple to be honored with the grand leprechaun title must be a resident or corporate citizen of Dublin for at least three consecutive years, an active volunteer leader in the community and have been involved in service or volunteer projects during the past year.

The nominee must also be able to attend the St. Patrick's Day celebration in Dublin, not hold an elected office and cannot have been recognized by Dublin within the past five years.

To nominate someone as grand leprechaun, look online at Dublin.oh.us.events.stpats/.