The head of the Downtown Lexington Corp. has resigned from the nonprofit that produces many downtown events, including Thursday Night Live, a popular concert series.
Renee Shepard’s resignation is effective in September, according to a news release from the Downtown Lexington board. A specific date has not been set. Shepard plans to help with a transition to new leadership, officials said.
Shepard has been the executive director and president for 10 years. She is leaving to pursue another job.
“The board is thankful for Renee’s leadership over the past 10 years as DLC has continued to grow and make a positive impact on downtown Lexington,” said Temple Juett, the board president. “Under Renee’s leadership, DLC’s budget tripled, the Downtown Lexington Management District was established, and DLC was recognized as a driving force behind the positive changes in downtown Lexington. We wish Renee the best in the next phase of her career.”
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Shepard said in a written statement that she was proud of the accomplishments of the membership organization that promotes downtown Lexington and produces many downtown events.
“I am proud of our accomplishments over the past 10 years as DLC has made significant contributions to the overall vitality of downtown Lexington,” Shepard said.
Juett said an interim director will be named soon while the board searches for Shepard’s replacement.