DDA Hires Brown as Interim Executive Director
by Watch Staff
Aug 18, 2013 | 1625 views | 0 0 comments | 46 46 recommendations | email to a friend | print

Board Forming Plan to Replace Scott Shine 

MONTROSE – Following the resignation of Executive Director Scott Shine, the Montrose Downtown Development Authority’s Board of Directors announced last week that Robert Brown will serve as interim executive director during the search for a permanent director.

Brown, former chair of the DDA Board, has signed a month-to-month contract with the organization. In a press release, DDA Board Chair Ralph Walchle said the board has great confidence that Brown will be able to maintain the positive direction initiated by former Executive Director Scott Shine.

“Bob has proven time and again that he is committed to the success of downtown and the DDA,” Walchle said. “He has been involved from the beginning and is definitely the right person to help the organization stay on course during the hiring of a new executive director.” 

Walchle added that Brown has made it clear he has no interest in seeking the long-term director position, allowing the board to make an unbiased search for the a new director.

The mission of the DDA is to establish downtown Montrose as a strong social and cultural center for the success of the downtown business and property owners. 

The DDA formed in 2010 and Shine became the group’s first executive director in 2011. Shine announced last month he was leaving his post to take a job offer at another Colorado community. 

In addition to hiring Brown on a temporary basis, the board recently appointed two members to work as a director recruitment subcommittee. This subcommittee will review the existing job description and present an updated description to the full board at its August meeting. They will also identify outlets for advertising the position, prepare a budget for the process, and lay out a timeline to complete the process. 

The DDA Board will be working with the City of Montrose Human Resources Department throughout the process.

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