CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (KWWL) – The Cedar Falls Business and Professional Women’s Club has announced their choice for their 2018 Woman of the Year recognition, and they have selected Carol Lilly.
Lilly is Executive Director of the Community Main Street program in Cedar Falls and has been since 2011. An advocate for downtown businesses, property owners and visitors, Lilly has also developed events including Holiday Hoopla, Artapaloosa and Movies Under the Stars.
Lilly is active with the Cedar Falls Lions Club, is a Cedar Falls Parks and Rec Commission member, and serves on the Sartori Health Care Foundation Board, Cedar Falls Community Theatre Board and the Cedar Falls Community Foundation Board.
The organization’s annual Salute to Women event is happening October 16 at the Diamond Event Center in Cedar Falls. KWWL anchor Abby Turpin will emcee the event. Proceeds raised go toward scholarships for non-traditional students. Lilly will be presented the award at that time, and keynote speaker Joan Becker will present her speech, “Let’s take Tragedy to Transformation.”