Nicholas “Nick” Klempp, 46, of Rose Township, was named the new Holly Downtown Development Authority (DDA) director on Monday, Oct. 12. He begins his duties Monday, Oct. 19.
Klempp replaces Katy Golden whose last day as DDA director was Sept. 15. She submitted her resignation letter Aug. 17.
On Thursday, Klempp said, “Every job that I have worked at has been very community oriented and when the DDA job was posted it really made me think that this was the next step, not only in my career, but in being able to serve the community I care about in a whole new way. I have always volunteered for many events and activities going on and so for me this was a very logical next step in continuing to serve and help others.
“I can’t wait to continue the positive momentum that has been going on with the DDA the last several years. Each of our DDA directors have brought their own unique talents and have done amazing things so I want to continue that forward movement in making Holly a great place to live and a great place for people to visit while also keeping its historical value
In April 2015, Klempp was named the director for the Karl Richter Community Center (KRCC). He is no longer involved with the center.
Klempp likes to stay busy. He also has been working with the Holly Community Coalition but will end those duties this weekend. The Holly Community Coalition is now looking for someone to hire, but Klempp will remain on their board of directors.
“I am also the administration pastor at the Journey Church here in Holly and work in the downtown area helping keep the area clean, weeded and water the flowers,” he said. “I do like to volunteer for Hollyween, Dicken’s Fest, HollyDays, the Village Fireworks and others.
“I have lived in Holly my whole life and I am fourth generation,” he said. “I have been married 21 years to Jennie and have two kids Trinity (10th) and Claudia (8th) who attend Holly Schools.”