She begins duties May 1 but will fulfill obligations to her current employer, Magnolia Regional Health Center, until July. She will retire from the hospital.
Mayor Tommy Irwin called her “a natural” for the downtown-boosting post.
“She is just going to be great,” he said. “We are excited to have her.”
She follows Brent Johnson, who departed in June.
With Avent joining Main Street, the organization plans to shift focus more toward local merchants, beautification of the downtown area, and working closely with the tourism office and The Alliance to promote the community.
“I am honored to have been selected as the Main Street director,” said Avent. “I have a passion for our community and want to see it grow and succeed. I am eager to become involved in making our downtown area a tourist attraction as well as drawing in more locals who may not frequent the area as much.”
A Corinth native and CHS graduate, Avent has spent the past 30 years at Magnolia Regional Health Center. She began her career at MRHC as a buyer and was promoted to surgical liaison between the Surgery Department and Materials Management Department. Most recently, she has served as specialties/capital equipment/contracts purchasing agent.