Board of Directors

Fran Le Beau, President
Ameritech Business Advocate - Retired

Fran LeBeauFran is a lifelong resident of Momence, and is married to Hernan Maldonado. She is retired from AT&T and has a Master's in Business Administration from Governors State University. She has been with the program from the beginning, and is one of the original Board directors and Design Committee members. Main Street has allowed her to meet so many great people, and to learn about preservation, historical significance in buildings, and their design. Fran's favorite quote: "Always look for the positive."

227 W. 3rd St.
Momence, IL.  60954
815.472.4661  H
815.325.0993 C

Rick Seemann, Treasurer
Rick Seemann




Nicole Ford
Independent Consultant - Ambit Energy

Nicole Ford Nicole was born and raised in Momence, and has lived in Bloomington and Chicago. She is happy to be back here raising her family.  Nicole is married to Matt Ford and they have two children, Jackson 5 and Josie 3. 

Nicole has a Bachelor of Science degree in Human Resources from Illinois State University, and recently resigned as Director of Recruitment at Kankakee Community College allowing her more time with her family and to get involved with great organizations such as MainStreet. 

She and her husband are independent contractors for Ambit Energy and are focusing their time and attention on building their business. Nicole coaches t-ball, loves taking her daughter to dance, judges a few beauty pageants here and there, and tries to keep up with her 1½ year old Great Dane, Georgia! Her favorite quotes are: "All your dreams can come true - if you have the courage to pursue them" -Walt Disney and "To get something you never had, you have to do something you have never done" -Unknown.

12197 Metcalf Ave.
Momence, IL 60954

Ted Petersen
Community Relations/Special Projects - Van Drunen Farms

Ted PetersenTed Petersen was born in Kankakee, Illinois and grew up in Momence. He attended Eastern Illinois University from 1973 to 1977 where he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree. He was also a member of the football team where he served as co-captain and earned Associated Press 1st Team All-American Honors. A 4th round draft pick by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 1977, he played offensive tackle for the Steelers for 8 seasons including Super Bowls XIII and XIV. He also played for the Cleveland Browns and the Indianapolis Colts. He has served as the Director of Athletics/Physical Education at Kankakee Community College, and is now at Van Drunen Farms.

Ted resides in Momence with his wife, Marian and son, Samuel.

17074 E 1250 N Road
Momence, IL 60954
815.472.6243 H

Marilou Martin
Program Manager, US Environmental Protection Agency - retired
Marilou Martin Marilou has called Momence her home since she moved here in the mid 70's. She graduated from University of Illinois and received a Masters Degree in Environmental Science from Governors State University. She worked for the Forest Preserve District of Will County and then joined the US EPA as a Program Manager for Special Projects. Projects included innovation with states and industry, community-based environmental and public health projects, and urban redevelopment initiatives. She recently retired and looks forward to being more involved in Momence.

13514 E. Six Mile Grove Rd.
Momence, IL 60954

Nancy Liberty Porter
Packaging Buyer - Van Drunen Farms

Nancy Porter Nancy Porter is a lifelong resident of the Momence and Grant Park area. She is married to Ron Detmar and she has one son, Tyler. Nancy has been employed at Van Drunen Farms since 1993. In her spare time Nancy manages the Graham Historic House and Museum, is a board member of the Mt. Airy Red Schoolhouse and is involved in other downtown historic projects. Her interests include historic preservation and the history of Momence. Nancy cannot pick just one favorite MSM event because she enjoys them all. Her favorite quote: “Alone we can do so little; Together we can do so much.” -Helen Keller

958 Brown Drive
Momence, IL 60954

Lawrence E. (Larry) Crouch
Boy Scouts of America, Retired

Larry Crouch Larry and his wife, Beth, moved to Momence in 2016. Larry is retired after 32 years from the Boy Scouts of America, having served in fundraising as a Director of Development and Marketing in Fort Worth TX, Milwaukee WI and Peoria IL. He has also served as an internal fundraising consultant for the national BSA organization, supporting nearly 300 councils across the country in their development efforts.

Larry's community involvement has included: member, Princeton IL Optimist Club; Board Member, Ottawa IL Kiwanis Club; Delegate, Illinois Attorney General’s Assembly on Alcohol and Drug Abuse; Board Member, Bloomington IL Kiwanis Club; McLean County IL Chamber of Commerce Leadership Program (inaugural class), Chairperson, Community Relations Committee, Bloomington IL Vision 2000; member, Planning Commission, City of Bloomington IL; City Council Alderman, City of Bloomington IL.; Board Member, Lieutenant Governor, Milwaukee Kiwanis Club; Board Member, Dallas Area Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals; Board Member, Fort Worth Metro Chapter, Association of Fundraising Professionals; Presenter, International Conference, Association of Fundraising Professionals.

Larry and Beth chose Momence for work but opted to enjoy retirement instead. "It's a friendly community with great people and lots of opportunity. It also provides great access to our extended families in southern Indiana and our grandchildren in southern Wisconsin".

227 N Locust Street
Momence, IL 60954

Scott Snavely (Ex-Officio)
Market President - Midland States Bank

Scott Snavely Scott was born and raised in Kankakee County. As a Bank Executive, he previously lived in Bloomington, IL, New Albany, IN and Carbondale, IL. Scott is married to Lori and resides in Bourbonnais, IL. Scott has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Illinois. He is working towards his MBA. Scott enjoys all types of music, writing and auto racing. He has worked as a Technical Inspector for the Indy Car series and has driven race cars around Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway and Talladega Superspeedway. Scott looks forward to serving the Momence community with his active involvement in Main Street Momence. His favorite quote: "Those who are the happiest are those who do the most for others."

1690 N State Rte 50
Bourbonnais, IL 60914
618.305.4367 C


Recent Events

Bordertown Haunting Hayride
October 28th

Bordertown Hauntings

The annual downtown trick-or-treating event saw hundreds of visitors brave the cold in order to participate in activities such as cookie decorating, pumpkin decorating, and the haunted house.

Auctioneer Bill Phelps
April 30th

Community Auction

The Annual Community Auction featured all kinds of treasures that were taken home by their new owners. Auctioneers Bill Phelps and Danny Loftus made sure of that!

Cruise Night on Washington Street
May - August

Cruise Nights

Washington Street Downtown once again came alive with antique and unique "Cool Cars under the Stars" throughout the summer. The public came out to browse, listen to the music, eat some great food, and take a chance on the split the pot drawings held at each event.


Santa and Mary Cantwell singing.

Christmas Gathering

Saturday, December 2nd

Next up - This annual Holiday event features the downtown brimming with Holiday Cheer - with special guest Santa and his reindeer, camel rides, horse-drawn sleigh rides, craft shows, and lots more activities for young and old alike. Beautifully decorated store windows in the theme "Christmas Blessings" and the community Christmas Tree warmly welcome visitors to this Momence Holiday Tradition.