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DDA board to discuss
by CHRIS GRAYThe Romeo Downtown Development Authority (DDA) will begin the process of seeking a new executive director.
Observer Staff Writer
DDA Executive Director Kim Hale has submitted a letter of resignation, saying she will end her part-time job with the DDA as of Nov. 1.
Hale said she wasn't actively seeking another job but was presented a full-time position by BlueWater Technologies in Southfield. She said she worked for the company as a consultant previous to working as the DDA director, but will now work as vice-president of strategy.
"I want to re-iterate how much I've thoroughly enjoyed my time here in Romeo, and have met so many great people that have been open and welcoming to me," she said. "I'm very sorry to be leaving and am saddened by that, but it's a fantastic opportunity that I couldn't pass up."
She said her new job will begin on Nov. 5, but she is willing to spend some time training a new director once the DDA has hired a replacement.
Hale said she is also remaining involved with the 175th Anniversary Committee on a volunteer basis, so she will remain in the area in the coming months.
Village President and DDA Liaison Mike Lee said the board will address what steps to take for hiring a new director during its Nov. 7 meeting.
"I feel we don't have to rush to make any decisions until the new year, but that is up to the board," Lee said.
The DDA chose Hale on April 4 from 21 candidates, with the Village of Romeo Board of Trustees ratifying the decision on April 16. She officially began as executive director in May.
The part-time position does not have voting powers on the DDA board.