Director resigns from Downtown Danville post

Director resigns from Downtown Danville post

DANVILLE — Downtown Danville Inc. officials announced Wednesday that the organization's executive director, Dana Schaumburg, resigned on Tuesday to take another job.

Schaumburg's last day will be July 25.

DDI Board President Ken Gentrup said DDI's board of directors will meet next week, and most likely will tweak the director's job description before posting the opening.

"We have some changes we want to make," said Gentrup, adding that there will be discussion on whether the position will continue to be full-time or change to part-time. "We will definitely have a director; we just don't know how many hours."

Schaumburg stated in her resignation letter that she has learned many important skills throughout her six years as executive director and will continue to be a supporter of downtown and the Danville community.

"I cannot begin to express my appreciation for those within the organization past and present who have supported me. I thank you very much for this experience and all I've gained through my work here," Schaumburg stated in her letter.

DDI is a non-profit organization of businesses and property owners in a specified area of downtown Danville that promotes business, entertainment and other interests of the district. The group is involved in organizing and sponsoring a variety of downtown events, including Summer Sounds concerts in Temple Plaza and the Night of Lights parade. The majority of the group's funding comes through a special tax applied within the district, and other revenue comes from fund-raisers, and the city of Danville gives an annual contribution, which was $10,000 for the current year.

Gentrup said all scheduled DDI events for this year will go on as planned.

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