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ETH Operations Manager Leaves Position



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Edmond Town Hall (ETH), the historic theater and movie house located at 45 Main Street in Newtown bid farewell to Sheila Torres, who served as Edmond Town Hall’s Operations Manager.

Torres was the face for Edmond Town Hall 10½ years. Her role included management of the building, staff, rentals, and some of the programming activities.

She “proudly dedicated her time to enhance the building and set the foundation for a successful future,” according to a statement issued this week by the ETH Board of Managers.

Torres had been a full-time employee at ETH since October 2012. Her final day with the town hall was Friday, March 3.

She is taking time, ETH Board of Managers Chair Jennifer Guman told The Newtown Bee this week, “to explore other opportunities.”

In addition to supervising building projects, Torres built and maintained ETH’s website and was instrumental in launching the first self-produced live event.

In speaking with The Newtown Bee in 2019, Torres said she was “really happy with the changes that have taken place at Edmond Town Hall during my tenure and those taking place right now, as we are in the midst of renovations. I’m happy to be part of ensuring people continue to support and value this place.”

Torres “not only had so much knowledge of the 93-year-old building but was passionate about the history of the building and Mary Hawley,” Guman said. “The ETH family will miss her dearly.”

Edmond Town Hall, completed in 1931 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, was a gift from Newtown benefactor Mary Elizabeth Hawley. It has served as the center of the community and the heart of Newtown since its inception by providing generations of residents and neighbors with governmental services space; affordable family entertainment through its proscenium theater; sports opportunities in its gymnasium; and elegant space in its Alexandria Room banquet hall for gatherings, fundraisers, civic events or to celebrate life events.

The Edmond Town Hall Board of Managers is a group of electors responsible for the planning and oversight of the historic building.

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