Main Street Hanover announces new executive director

Main Street Hanover, the organization dedicated to supporting the town's downtown businesses, has new leadership.

Moriah Taylor will be taking over as executive director of the organization after the departure of longtime executive Justine Trucksess.

Before taking on this new role, Taylor worked as the Education & Visual Arts Coordinator at the Carroll County Arts Council in Westminster, Maryland.

Moriah Taylor, the new executive director of Main Street Hanover
Moriah Taylor, the new executive director of Main Street Hanover

Taylor holds a bachelor’s Degree in Fine Arts from Mount St. Mary’s University, the release said.

“Through the interviewing process, our executive committee was convinced that Moriah’s skills and experience with the Carroll County Arts Council where she was the Education and Visual Arts Coordinator will advance Main Street’s mission and goal to preserve and promote the historic and economic vitality of downtown Hanover," said Main Street Hanover Chairperson Daniel Frey in the press release.

Previously reported: Main Street Hanover leader reflects as she moves on to a new state role

In 2024, Justine Trucksess, who served in the role for nine years, moved on to become the special projects coordinator for the Pennsylvania Downtown Center.

Harrison Jones is the Hanover reporter for the Evening Sun. Reach him at

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