Selby out as BDCP head, will join board of directors
BRISTOL — The Bristol Downtown Community Partnership (BDCP) announced today organizational changes to help further its work for the coming year. Board Chair Carolyn Ashby said Executive Director Kate Selby will be leaving that position to join the board, where she will develop the organization’s efforts on new methods for fundraising. After a series of meetings with people at the state level for the Designated Downtown program, Selby and the board agreed on a course of action.
“Kate has done a great job over the past year organizing and improving our operations,” said Ashby. “Now we’re asking her to take on an interim board position, both to finish this year’s work and to be ready for major projects next year.”
BDCP’s major projects during the past year have included leading or supporting on the Prince Lane project, now almost complete; the new playground project, slated for completion late this month; and the park improvement project that will get under way early next year, concurrent with the VTrans work on the intersection. 2014 also saw a very successful Pocock Rocks! Music Festival and Street Fair, with an estimated 2,000 attendees, up 40 percent over previous years.
“Her enthusiasm, intelligence and energy as executive director made Kate a great plus for BDCP. I am pleased she has agreed to a board position, and am positive the organization will continue to take advantage of her varied skill set,” said Ian Albinson, board member and chair of the Design Committee for BDCP.
“I have really enjoyed this past year’s work, with a focus on operations and social media development,” said Selby. “These efforts helped us see a record turnout for Pocock Rocks this year. Of course, there is a lot more to do, and I look forward to contributing in a new role as a board member.”
An interim office manager will be brought on staff, and the search for a new executive director will begin in a few months.
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