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Eckhoff Resigns from Rochester Downtown Alliance

Updated: 12/18/2013 2:00 PM
Created: 12/18/2013 12:52 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) - The Chair of Rochester's Downtown Alliance has announced the RDA's executive director, Jon Eckhoff, has resigned.

ABC 6 talked with Eckhoff this afternoon. He said, "After 4 years, I'd like to consider some options for what I'm going to do for the rest of my career. Things are definitely at a high note with the RDA. I have a few things I'm considering. In the meantime I'd like to  take a couple of months off and focus on family."

RDA Board Chair, Stephen Lehmkuhle, sent out an email announcing Eckhoff's resignation this morning. He says, “In his four years with the Rochester Downtown Alliance, Jon has truly made downtown Rochester the place to be. As we continue to work to enhance downtown Rochester and position it as a destination for visitors, families, and commerce, we will seek leadership that continues to build on Jon’s valued accomplishments.”

Ed Hruska, who also sits on the RDA's Board of Directors says, "Jon has done a great job. We wish him the best."

Jon Eckhoff
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