Board Announces New Executive Director

Aug 03, 2016

NCRC Executive Director Announcement

July 28, 2016

The Newport City Renaissance Corporation (NCRC) Board of Directors is pleased to announce Cynthia More has accepted the position of Executive Director and will commence her new responsibilities as soon as Friday, July 29, 2016.

A graduate of UVM, Cynthia has experience with leadership, communications, publicity and outreach. She is currently working as a book publicist and event planning manager. Along with her husband Gene McCormick, Cynthia co-founded the Newport Vermont Jazz Festival ( in 2015. After working for a book publisher and living in Rochester, Vt for over two decades, Cynthia purchased a home in Newport in 2012 within walking distance to Main Street and Lake Memphremagog. Cynthia enjoys Newport City’s endless opportunities for some of her favorite pursuits: skiing, tennis, sailing, biking, reading and networking.

NCRC is a private nonprofit volunteer organization consisting of business owners, municipal leaders, community organization leaders, and residents, which serves as a catalyst for economic and community development in Newport’s designated downtown district and the greater Newport City area by advancing and enhancing the economic environment, developing a cohesive and welcoming City design, and promoting the City as a tourism and investment destination.

NCRC collaborates with our local Regional Planning Commission, NVDA, the City of Newport, as well as many volunteer committees. Projects include Newport Bienvenue (a grant to entice Canadian business, shoppers, and tourists to the area), Business Retention and Recruitment workshops, Downtown Dollars, Flower Pots, local event support, and retaining the Downtown Designation for the City of Newport.

In addition to handling the daily operations of the organization, some of Cynthia’s responsibilities will include recruiting and working with volunteers, submitting downtown revitalization grant applications, and creating project awareness and education programs.

Please join us in welcoming Cynthia to her new position. We all look forward to seeing her in and about the City in this new role.