Downtown Bend is searching for a new Executive Director. Chuck Arnold has held this position since 2006, and has accepted a new job. He will be departing in September, leaving a wonderful legacy.
The search for applicants began on May 22nd, with the cut off date June 8th. In that time frame we received 68 résumés from all over the country. A panel of three read through each résumé, and narrowed that down to 9 based on experience in marketing, event planning, & downtown experience along with other qualifications. Phone interviews were then conducted, bringing the number of candidates to 5.
The top 5 candidates will be interviewed, both live and via skype on Thursday, June 18th. The interview committee will consist of: 2 board members, 2 business owners, & 2 external organizations.
The new Executive Director will be announced following the hiring and contracts.