Leslie Lloyd, president of the Bellevue Downtown Association, will be leaving the organization to move to Eastern Washington, the association announced in a press release. Her final day at the Bellevue Downtown Association will be Jan. 31, 2013.
Bellevue Downtown Association Board Chair Brian Brand released a prepared statement:
“It is with mixed emotions that I share the news that Leslie Lloyd this week submitted her resignation. Leslie has accepted the position of executive director of the Icicle Creek Center for the Arts in Leavenworth, Wash. While a big loss for the BDA, it affords Leslie an exciting opportunity to pursue her passion around arts presenting, and it will allow her and her husband to make the move to the new home they are building in the Wenatchee Valley. She will stay on to aid in our transition, with her final day being January 31, 2013.
The BDA is in a very solid position thanks to her leadership over the past (11) years. She’s built a great team. Together they’ve expanded our offerings, boosted member value and continue to support an extremely effective organization. It’ll be hard to replace her, so we’re going to take our time, do our due diligence and work toward the best outcome.”
A task force from the Bellevue Downtown Association's executive committee to recommend a transition strategy to the board, according to Brand.
Lloyd joined the Bellevue Downtown Association as president in 2001, according to the organization.
The is a nonprofit organization concerned with the continuing evolution of downtown Bellevue as the economic and cultural heart of the Eastside. Members include local businesses, residential properties and individuals who are concerned about downtown.
The Bellevue Downtown Association also produces the annual , the , the , and co-produces the . The organization also hosts panel discussions about important topics, including the and promotes downtown through programs such as Dine to Win.