Katie Graves, New Main Street Union City Executive Director

UNION CITY, TENN. - Main Street Union City has announced Katie Graves as the organization’s full-time executive director. She leads the board of directors, volunteers, and community members to focus on the Main Street Four-Point approach to revitalizing downtown Union City: design, organization, promotion, and economic restructuring.

The Main Street Board of Directors held multiple interviews for this position. Graves stood out among the candidates with her experience in social media, advertising, promotion, public speaking, and budgeting and her passion for helping her community thrive.

“Katie had exactly what we were looking for in a Main Street Director,” said Brooke Simmons, president of the Main Street board. “Her energy and enthusiasm are contagious, and Union City is fortunate to have her in this role. Exciting things are ahead.”

Graves grew up in Memphis and attended the University of Tennessee at Martin, receiving a public relations and marketing degree. She moved to Union City in 2014 when she accepted a position at Discovery Park of America in the marketing department. After seven years at the museum, she worked as the public relations director for Dynamix Physical Therapy, helping grow the company’s digital footprint and brand throughout West Tennessee.

The Main Street executive director position combines all skills Graves has learned throughout her career, and she is excited to be back in Union City to serve as the lead for this organization.

“I am thrilled to be the Main Street Director for Union City,” said Graves. “I love this town and this community, and I wanted to be part of the revitalization that is already taking place downtown. I cannot wait to see what is in store for Union City, and I am excited to help lead the way with support from the board of directors, volunteers, and community members.”

Graves lives in Union City with her husband, Ben.

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About Main Street Union City

Main Street Union City is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with the mission to enrich the quality of life of all citizens of Obion County by revitalizing the economy, enhancing the historical charm, and preserving the architectural heritage of the downtown business district of Union City, Tennessee. Main Street Union City is a 2023 Accredited Main Street America™ program. For more information on Main Street Union City, visit mainstreetunioncity.com and follow the organization on Facebook and Instagram.