Darnell Place-Wise, executive director of the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce, has resigned her position effective Tuesday, May 15.
She supplied a copy of her resignation letter, which states in part, "There are many contributing factors in my decision, but primarily, my family. I am absolutely spent, as the chamber is absolutely all consuming."
She added that her daughter will be starting high school in the fall and she would like to be more available than she's been the past two.
"I appreciate the opportunity to help turn the Delta Area Chamber of Commerce around and well in the black, financially. I appreciate the opportunity to bring so many new chamber members onboard. I appreciate being able to contribute to our community in such a positive way. I appreciate being able to work with like minded individuals who, at the very heart of who you are, want nothing but the very best for this beautiful community that we live in."
The chamber will be advertising the job opportunity.
A collaborative effort between the Delta County Sheriff's Office and municipal law enforcement agencies throughout Delta County has resulted in a proposal for a 1 percent sales tax increase to fund public safety. A PowerPoint presentation titled "Back the Badge" is starting to make the rounds at city/town council meetings, service club luncheons and other events.