Raise the Roof for the Arts Board of Directors

Raise the Roof for the Arts (RTR) is a group of Shelby County citizens who, along with local arts organizations, see an opportunity to enhance the quality of life in our community. Our mission is to "renovate and operate the Historic Sidney Theatre for cultural, artistic and educational purposes for the benefit of the Shelby County community." We want to provide a beautifully renovated venue for performing arts, entertainment, cultural and educational events and other community events to serve the Shelby County region.

Shelby County is thriving with local and vital performing arts groups such as Sock & Buskin Community Theatre, Sidney Dance Company, Eleventh Hour Theatre Company, Sidney Civic Band, Swing Era Band, and Gateway Choral Society. A renovated Historic Sidney Theatre would provide them a real performance venue and allow for them to expand the performances they present and produce, particularly among the most active user groups, Sock & Buskin Community Theatre and Sidney Dance Company.

The renovation of the Historic Sidney Theatre will make the dream of a performance facility a reality. Having a venue where the community members can perform for the community they live in and a place where presenters can provide programming will contribute to the richness of the greater community. Now, more than ever, is the time to come together for the preservation, restoration and utilization of one of Sidney’s finest landmarks.


Meet our Board of Directors

Bill Zimmerman Jr., President

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Josh Ross, Vice President


Julie Covault, Treasurer


Alyson Craver Morris, Secretary


Other Current Board Members:

John Beigel

John Coffield

Jerry Doerger

Cameron Eisenhardt

Adam Freytag

Chris Geise

Missy Grimes

Rudy Keister              

Doreen Larson

Mike Lochard

Past Board Members:

Lisa Alvetro

Walt Bennet

Nancy Brown

John Dunlap

Dan Freytag

Amy Gleason

Sarah Kleinhans

Dave Mihalick

Mardie Milligan

Tom Milligan

Ken Monnier

Mark Starrett

Christi Thomas

Libby VanTreese

Judy Westerheide


Ian Hinz, Executive Director

Laney Shaw, Assistant Theatre Operations


Jan Spournhauer, Book Keeper


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