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Grass Valley Downtown Association to discuss board elections, hiring new executive director

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What: Grass Valley Downtown Association Board of Directors Meeting

When: 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 7

Where: The Owl, 134 Mill St., Grass Valley

The Grass Valley Downtown Association will meet this morning at The Owl restaurant in Grass Valley where board elections, and the group’s vacant executive director position, will be discussed.

In February, association Executive Director Julia Jordan resigned after nearly three years on the job and 12 years within the organization. Jordan’s last day as executive director was Feb. 2, said Steve Graham, the chair of the Grass Valley Downtown Association’s Board of Directors.

“She said, ‘I’ve been doing this for 12 years, I’m ready to move on and do something else,’” Graham previously told The Union.



Jordan has since accepted a position as the Lincoln Area Chamber of Commerce’s new Chief Executive Officer, effective March 2. Jordan also has been elected president of the California Main Street Alliance, a group focused on enhancing historic and traditional commercial districts in the state.

On Tuesday, the board will seek to shore up the job description they plan to release for candidates interested in applying to fill the leadership position in the coming weeks.




In other business, the board will review the group’s Gold Rush Days budget and discuss the GVDA board elections.

According to Graham, the board will have four seats up for election this year and will be giving applicants until the end of April to apply. The group plans to hold a town hall meeting on April 23 to give local residents and board members more information on the elections, and an opportunity for public comment.

The board will also hear a presentation from Doug Faraco of Jennco Web Works, a local website design company.

For more information call 530-274-1144.

To contact Staff Writer Ivan Natividad, email inatividad@theunion.com or call 530-477-4236.


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