By Tricia Nelson
Crystal Springs has a new Main Street Director. Stacy Gilman, who owns a business and historic building in downtown Crystal Springs, has taken the reins. He is looking forward to working with property owners, the chamber, and city to make Crystal Springs the best it can be
Many people have either met or heard of Chief Master Sergeant Stacy Gilman, the Senior Non-Commissioned Officer in charge of leading the construction of Camp Kamassa, the special needs camp for Mississippi’s Toughest Kids. Some also may know that he owns the Wisteria Inn in downtown Crystal Springs and a historic building on Front Street. Being a property owner, Gilman has a vested interest in seeing Crystal Springs thrive and has therefore taken the reins as the town’s new Main Street Director. Gilman was already on the Main Street board when it began looking for a new director. After several discussions about who to hire, Gilman threw his name in the hat. Owning two historic properties, he has a direct interest in the downtown area. Gilman, who hails from Massachusetts, came to Crystal Springs when he was given the task to build Camp Kamassa through the Air Force Reserves’ Innovative Readiness Training (IRT) program. This is his third year to work with Camp Kamassa and he would like to move to Crystal Springs permanently. He owns several rental properties in Massachusetts and some in Jackson. Given his experience with working on major projects and his background as an owner of multiple properties, several historic, he sees an opportunity to use his skill-set to bring a different perspective.
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