A Door County organization that affirms diversity through inclusion for all has appointed a new vice-chair. Open Door Pride announced this week that its board of directors has elected Michael Meulemans for a three-year term as the vice-chair. Meulemans has served on the Destination Sturgeon Bay board, the president of the Baileys Harbor Community Association board, and on the Parks Committee for the town of Baileys Harbor. He co-developed the Tall Ships Festival in Sturgeon Bay and began the Baileys Harbor Farmers Market while living in Door County for the past 23 years. He and his husband Doug Smith have the distinction of being the first gay couple to be married in Door County.
Open Door Pride will be holding its annual Pride Festival again this year at Martin Park on June 25th from 10 am until 5 pm. Nominations for the annual Sandy Brown Award can be submitted to Open Door Pride for a person, organization, or business that exemplifies their mission to celebrate diversity.