Encinitas 101 installs new members, honors 20-year veteran for service


The Encinitas 101 MainStreet Association held its annual meeting and installation dinner on Oct. 7 at the Lumberyard Tavern. The nonprofit, created to preserve, improve and promote downtown Encinitas, thanked its current board, honored two departing members, and welcomed two new members.

Stepping down were directors Bart Smith and Don Taylor. Smith, architect and owner of DZN partners, received several honors in recognition for his 20 years on the board. He was named the first inductee into the “Encinitas 101 Hall of Fame,” thanks to his two decades of generous service and his substantial contributions to the association and to the downtown district.

Smith’s accomplishments include the preservation of the historic boathouses and the facilitation of more than 50 façade grants.

County Supervisor Dave Roberts issued a proclamation in Smith’s honor and announced the county’s decision to name Oct. 7 “Bart Smith Day.” Encinitas Councilwoman and former Mayor Teresa Barth praised Smith for his civic service and presented him with a certificate of recognition.

Encinitas 101 also announced the return of a previous director, Bev Goodman, owner of Coast Hwy Traders, and welcomed new director Jarrod Harms, owner of Detour Salon. Both were elected by the association’s members to fill the vacancies left by Smith and Taylor.

The 2014-2015 board also includes 11 continuing officers and directors: President John DeWald, Vice President Shawn Shamlou, Treasurer Shoja Naimi, Secretary Carolyn Cope, Dave Agyagos, Amie Brown, Doug Long, Dave Peck, Shelly Sougias, Lorraine Telnack, and Bobby Virk.

The association also presented several annual awards. Shamlou was named “Director of the Year,” Ehlers was honored as “Volunteer of the Year,” and the two neighboring main street associations, Cardiff 101 and Leucadia 101, shared the “Partnership Award.”