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Hundreds Apply to Lead Rochester Downtown Alliance

Updated: 03/26/2014 11:08 PM
Created: 03/26/2014 11:03 PM KAALtv.com

(ABC 6 News) -- The search continues for the Rochester Downtown Alliance Executive director.

Since John Eckhoff resigned, there's been more than six hundred inquires for the position.  The recruiting group helping with the search says the position has attracted people from all around the country.

Jeff Allman, current chair of the downtown alliance says about 80 percent of the prospects are within driving distance, but they come from a variety of backgrounds.

"Everything from traditional and nontraditional candidates, a variety of educational experiences people from artistic sorts of backgrounds to people with more generic non profit," Allman said.
     
The deadline for applying is this Friday.  They hope to have a new executive director hired by May first.