The Downtown Hays Development Corporation (DHDC) announces Traci Stanford has resigned as the Executive Director due to career relocation. Stanford’s husband Jerrod, former Graduate Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at FHSU, accepted the position of Assistant Men’s Basketball Coach at Lane College in Jackson, TN.
“I am so blessed to have been able to work for the DHDC and to give back to the heart of the community,” stated Stanford “Downtown is my absolute favorite thing about Hays, and we are truly going to miss being part of this wonderful community!”
Stanford has worked for the DHDC since May of 2011. She is a graduate of FHSU and started her career in Downtown Hays. Stanford’s last day will be September 20th, just shortly after the annual DHDC fundraiser, Wines & Steins which takes place on Saturday, September 14th. The DHDC would like to thank Stanford for her dedication and impact to the community and wishes her and her family the best in their future endeavors.
“Though we are saddened to lose Traci, both as Executive Director of the DHDC and as a member of our community, we wish her and Jerrod the very best as they take this very exciting next step in their lives.” stated DHDC President Sandy Jacobs “She has done so much to advance our beautiful Downtown! She has worked to create outstanding annual events, engaged our businesses in the Downtown and led our organization to a much stronger financial position. As a result of Traci’s leadership her successor will be joining a dynamic, thriving and robust organization.”
The DHDC is a non-profit organization whose mission is to foster awareness and promote Downtown Hays as a vibrant center of commerce, recreation, arts, government and history that serves the people of Hays, the surrounding region and visitors from around the world. The DHDC will work to prevent the deterioration and enhance the viability of the community’s cultural centers, historical landmarks and public infrastructure important to the community’s economic and cultural well-being.
Questions about the Executive Director position can be directed to 785.621.4171,
firstname.lastname@example.org or www.DowntownHays.com.