DeKalb Chamber of Commerce President Leonardo McClarty is leaving to become the director of economic and community development for York, Pa.
His last day with the DeKalb Chamber is May 23, reports the Atlanta Business Chronicle.
McClarty sent this resignation letter.
Dear DeKalb Chamber Members and Friends:
After nine and half years as President of the DeKalb Chamber, I have recently accepted an offer to become the Director of Economic & Community Development for the City of York, PA. I start this new role June 2, thus my last day will be Friday, May 23. This decision to relocate and leave the DeKalb Chamber comes with mixed emotions. I am truly excited about this upcoming chapter in my life and the opportunities that lie ahead.
Yet, I am leaving my home state and many wonderful people. DeKalb County is the place where I have grown both personally and professionally. Of my nearly 16 years of professional employment, 13 have been in this wonderful county. Your words of encouragement and support have sustained this organization over some challenging times. Your steadfastness has allowed this organization to grow and experience three consecutive years of positive financial growth. To date, we are poised to have one of our best years yet.
As the DeKalb Chamber enters this period of transition, I ask that you continue to support the staff and Board of Directors. We are soaring to new heights and are making an impact on the DeKalb County community. This growth can only continue if you continue to support the Chamber staff and our volunteer leadership with your time, talents, and resources. I am convinced now more than ever of the value of a strong Chamber. Positive change comes when people are united on common goals and missions. There is power in one voice.
Again, I thank you from the bottom of my heart and wish each of you success and prosperity.