Joseph Pratt

Joseph Pratt

Executive Director of Main Street Portsmouth

By Ivy Potter

What is your favorite hobby?

My favorite hobby is hiking or spending time outdoors with my wife, Sara and our Sheltie, Dexter. The only thing Dexter likes more than exploring Carter Caves, Shawnee or Hocking Hills is a long drive to the beach, northern Ohio, or some other destination.

What do you love most about downtown Portsmouth?

I adore and constantly admire Portsmouth’s resilience and ability to succeed, despite many obstacles. We can be our hardest critics, but, I think for the cards we’ve been dealt over the years, we have done remarkably well to keep moving.

What is the most exciting project you have been involved in with Main Street Portsmouth?

Most exciting MSP project has been the adoption of property at 535 Second St., which we are currently developing into a beautiful public space.

What is your favorite TV show?

I literally love everything, but I think “The Office” wins for favorite show.

What is your New Years resolution for 2019?

My resolution is to wrap up development of 535 Second St., accomplish over 60 events, and bring back Lights in the Park next year in Tracy Park.

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