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Rockport New Year’s Eve, Inc., is led by a Board of Directors.  Planning and coordination are divided among nine teams. The event is conducted by a small army of volunteers.

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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for oversight, legal and regulatory matters, high-level planning and scheduling, expenditure approval, and coordination among committees. Its members are:

Mechelle Brown (vice president)
Elizabeth Carey
Kaethe Flynn
Dave Johnson (treasurer)
Celene Lyon (vice president)
Geof Lyon (president)
Sue Russo (secretary)

Team Entertainment

This team hires performers and activity leaders, executes contracts, and oversees their appearances. Its members are:

Celene Lyon (leader)
Kaethe Flynn
Geof Lyon

This team is seeking one more member.

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Team Venues

This team arranges for the use of performance/activity spaces and oversees their use, trains the Venue Managers, and orients the audio engineers. Its members are:

Celene Lyon (leader)
Katrina Tuck
Geof Lyon

This team is seeking two more members.

Team Buttons

This team manages the creation of the button and oversees its production and sale. Its members are:

Kathy Carusone (leader)
Phyllis Grossman
Seania McCarthy
Roseann Watson

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Team Recruitment

This team supports the other committees in finding members, hires any paid staff for the event, and recruits volunteers for the event. Its members are:

Dave Johnson (co-leader)
Sue Russo (co-leader)

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Team Operations

This team is responsible for event preparation and day-of-show operations and coordination. Its members are:

Geof Lyon (leader)

The team is seeking four more members.

Team Funding

This team seeks grants, sponsorships, and donations.  Its members are:

Mechelle Brown (leader)
Susan Glasser

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Team PR

This team promotes the event. Its members are:

Elizabeth Carey (leader)

Team Tech

This team supports the other teams by implementing the website and digital materials to be printed, posted, or emailed. Its members are:

Dave Johnson (leader)
Geof Lyon

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Team Food

This team hires food trucks and arranges for other food for the event. Its members are:

Mechelle Brown (leader)
Sue Russo