JP Centre/South Main Streets (CSMS) Executive Director Randace Moore resigned earlier this month after nearly five years in the chair.
“It was time to move on and explore other career options,” Moore told the Gazette. “I’m taking a much needed rest.”
CSMS programs are expected to continue as planned, CSMS Board President Richard Downey told the Gazette. When asked if next month’s First Thursday event would take place as scheduled, he replied, “Oh, yeah.”
“First Thursdays will continue to grow and hopefully involve even more businesses,” he said.
As far as finding a replacement, Downey said the future executive director would have “a tough act to follow.”
“It will come down to finding the right candidate. No one’s prepared for a job like this,” he said. “But it’s a great opportunity…to move the energy around.”
“I’ve had wonderful years at Centre/South and accomplished a great deal. I’m not sure what my next move is, but I will continue to support Main Streets,” Moore said.
She said she plans to remain involved with CSMS, though to at a lower capacity.
CSMS recently moved into a shared space with Q Salon at 676 Centre St. from offices above City Feed and Supply. Funding has been an issue for CSMS, especially in support of First Thursdays, Moore previously told the Gazette.