Main Street Goliad Board
Main Street Director
Keli Miller graduated from Goliad High School in 2012 and went on to receive her Bachelors in Business Admin. Marketing from the University of Houston-Victoria in 2016. Keli did an internship with the Cuero Main Street program during her final semester at UHV. After graduation she did Social Media/Video Marketing for Joe Anthony Concepts. She has been with Goliad Main Street since August 2017. During her time with Main Street Goliad the program has received the GVEC Power Up Grant, Texas Downtown Anice Read Grant, and 6 Presidents Awards Finalists and 4 Presidents Award Winners. She received the Susan H. Campbell award for Professional Excellence from the Texas Downtown Association in 2021 and currently serves on the Texas Downtown Board of Directors. "Main Street is the heart of the community. My passion is bringing the town together through events while showcasing our unique businesses and historical buildings."
Main Street Chairman
Goliad is My Home, Sweet Home!! My husband, Alonzo, and I have been married for 33 years. I have been employed by Goliad County E.M.S. for twenty-six years as an Emergency Medical Technician-Advanced and volunteered for six years prior to that. We also own Highway Garage a family business. Alonzo and I have served on several boards, organizations and have lent a helping hand where we can. Volunteering is one of our greatest accomplishments.
I have been a part of the Main Street Board for several years. As Chair of the Main Street Board, I admire our board and Keli, for their outstanding dedication, volunteering, preserving and promoting our Main Street District. I truly enjoy working towards making a difference in our little historic city. My heart is so full when I see the "Square" filled with visitors. As I always do, I would to extend an invitation to you to visit our historic and beautiful Main Street District.
Main Street Vice-Chair
Peggy Cowey is a true Goliad Native, she was born and raised in Goliad County. She is a proud graduate of Goliad High School Class of '69. Peggy was a business owner in Goliad and is now a retired cosmetologist. She is a member of the Goliad County Historical Commission and has been highly involved with the new growth of the Annual Christmas in Goliad Event. In her spare time Peggy also volunteers at the Goliad Market House Museum and greets visitors from all across America teaching them about our quarterly rotating displays. She has also solely organized the Wreaths Across America to honor Veterans at St. Andrews Lutheran Church Cemetery. Peggy loves to dine downtown and go to the beautiful shops with her kids and grandkids. One of her favorite events to host in Downtown Goliad with the Main Street Program is the highly anticipated Christmas Tree Project and 4th of July event.
Ida Hernandez was born and raised in Goliad. She is a Goliad High School graduate Class of 1982. Ida has been married to her High School sweet Luis Hernandez for 40 years. The two of them were recipients of the 2019 Volunteer of the Year presented by the City of Goliad. Ida is a member of the Goliad Zaragoza Societs and has been a Main Street Goliad Board member for 5 years. She loves the quaint atmosphere that Goliad has to offer all of the unique shops on the square. Her favorite event is the Halloween Scare on the Square. She is an expert at creating extra spooky haunted houses for the public to enjoy and get a fright. Ida loves how Main Street Goliad is evolving and bringing new and exciting events/projects to Downtown Goliad. She is proud to be apart of this movement!
Lived in Goliad since 1979; worked with Goliad ISD/Refugio ISD Sp. Ed. Dept for over 35 years; love to meet new friends, cook, garden, paint. We have hosted over 18 foreign exchange students in our home. Married to Luis Rodriguez for 25+ years and have 3 kids and 1 grandchild. Love Main Street to promote historic Goliad and help make it greater and better for generations to come.
I was born and raised in Goliad and am a graduate of Goliad High School. I graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with an education degree. I taught school for 37 years, the last 28 here in Goliad. Upon retiring, I wanted to volunteer and give back to this wonderful town. I serve on the Goliad County Library board, Lions Club as VP, Goliad Co. Retired School Personnel, Goliad Co. Chamber of Commerce, and am honored to serve on Goliad Main Street. Goliad has much to offer and I want it to shine like the jewel it is.
Hannah Gohmert is a Certified Financial Planner Professional at KMH Wealth Management, LLC in Victoria, Tx. She is a Goliad Native, Class of 2011. Hannah enjoys taking her family to the many annual events Main Street puts on in downtown Goliad. Shopping local and dining at the Mom and Pop restaurants Goliad has to offer is something her and her husband take pride in. She believes this is the perfect opportunity to give back to the village that helped raise her, the little town her family so frequently enjoys and the place many of her clients call home.
Meet Shelia Edwards, a proud native of Goliad. Shelia graduated from Goliad High School in 1982 and Southwest Texas State University in Secondary Education in 1986. Shelia is a recent retiree from the Texas Health and Human Services after working for various state agencies for the last thirty five years in social services. Even though Shelia has lived in large cities the opportunity to give back to her hometown was a draw to return. Shelia describes Goliad as a safe sanctuary and just the right balance between past and future. Working on the Goliad Main Street Board is the perfect avenue to promote what Goliad has to offer the local residents and to entice tourism. Per Shelia there is little effort required to brag on her hometown. From the unique small town shops to the elegant courthouse square there is always something going on worth bragging on.