Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Amherst Downtown Business Shake Up
Alex Krogh-Grabbe addresses Amherst Select Board
The Amherst Business Improvement District announced rather suddenly this morning by way of unscheduled email that rookie Director Alex Krogh-Grabbe will step down as Director on July 1st, start of the new fiscal year.
Krogh-Grabbe was hired last year to lead the fledgling BID which, like the Director, is still in its start-up year.
The Amherst Select Board gave final approval for the BID in October of 2011 after business icons Barry Roberts and Jerry Jolly spent two years laying the groundwork for formation of the district.
Northampton created a BID in 2009.
According to Executive Committee Chair Barry Roberts the decision of the Executive Board was unanimous and mutually agreeable to the current director, as the BID "needed somebody with different management skills."
According to Krogh-Grabbe, "I'm proud of everything we've done at the BID in the past year, and I look forward to seeing the BID do many more exciting things in the years to come!"
The Executive Board will meet this Thursday and the full board on Friday to discuss the immediate future of the position.