Archive for Thursday, October 30, 2003

Leavenworth area director resigns

October 30, 2003

In coming weeks, a nationwide search will begin for a new director of Leavenworth Area Development, an organization with interests in the economic growth of Leavenworth County.

Former director Bill Schulte resigned his position, effective Oct. 24. Schulte took over as director in December, moving here from Newton, Iowa. Development officials said he resigned to be closer to his family in Colorado.

"We regret that we have to accept Bill's resignation," Chris Donnelly, LAD president, said in a press release. "We wish him the best of luck in his future endeavors."

Donnelly said the organization's executive board would begin an immediate job search to find a replacement for Schulte.

The board conducted a nationwide search more than a year ago following the resignation of former director Gary Carlson for health reasons. The board received resumes from across the country during its search and expect much the same this time around.

"We anticipate another nationwide search for a director," Donnelly said. "While that search is being conducted, the staff in the LAD office will handle day-to-day activities while members of the board will be carrying out the duties of the director."

Leavenworth Area Development works closely with the county officials and cities in the county to promote growth and development. The organization includes approximately 50 members and 17 board members. The board members include representatives from city and county governments as well as those from the private sector.

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