June 16 2016 11:51 AM

Austin Ashley steps down, replacement search has begun

THURSDAY, June 16 — The Old Town Commercial Association is looking for a new executive director. Austin Ashley, who has served in that position since June 1 last year, announced that he will step down by the end of the month. A statement from the Old Town Commercial Association said that Ashley is “leaving to pursue new opportunities and focus on his creative endeavors.”

“We’re so thankful for Austin’s contributions to the neighborhood,” said Jamie Schriner-Hooper, Old Town Commercial Association board president. “We’d say we’ll miss him, but we know he’ll still be here in Old Town as a volunteer and part of the Old Town family.”

Heather Mossing, Old Town Commercial Association’s programming director, will serve as interim executive director until a director is hired.

“Thank you to all of the wonderful volunteers, committees, interns, board members, supporters and partners who help make Old Town an amazing place,” Ashley said. “I am excited for what the future holds for Old Town. And,

Applications will be accepted through 5 p.m., July 1. The position description is available at iloveoldtown.org. For additional information, contact the Old Town Commercial Association President of the Board of Directors, Jamie Schriner-Hooper, at oldtownjamie@gmail.com or (517) 927-8629.