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VMCC CEO to resign

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LIMA — Mr. Jeff Tracy, President of the Board of Trustees of the VMCC, announced that Cindy Wood, CEO of the Veterans Memorial Civic Center, submitted her resignation effective April 13. The Board will be conducting a search to replace Mrs. Wood immediately.

According to Mr. Tracy, the Board is sorry to see Mrs. Wood leave the community at this time.  “We are very thankful for Mrs. Wood’s leadership at the VMCC. Cindy instituted several changes that have resulted now in growth; we are planning for building renovations, have created a shared marketing alliance with the Allen County Agricultural Society and Fairgrounds that launched in fall of 2015, and had success in fundraising in partnership with the Civic Center Foundation. There were many difficult decisions and changes that had to be made to deal with local business conditions, and that transformation has been successful.”

Mrs. Wood has accepted a position at a university in central Ohio. “It has been an honor to be part of the VMCC and its legacy of leaders in the community.  I am very proud of the accomplishments of the Trustees, Foundation, as well as the partnerships created in the community.  Without that partnership and collaboration with the Board of Trustees and the Commissioners, the VMCC would not be ready for the long term success as the region’s largest public assembly facility.”

The Board has appointed a search committee to begin the process for selecting the next CEO.