Downtown Greensboro Inc. is looking for new leadership following  the resignation of its top official.


Jason Cannon is stepping down as DGI's president and chief executive officer to return to legislative and economic development consulting.

The News and Record of Greensboro reports the resignation is effective immediately,. Cyndy Hayworth, who joined DGI last month as the director of operations, will replace Cannon on an interim basis.

The City Council in the past has questioned DGI's performance and its plans for improving downtown.

But Gary Brame, the chairman of DGI's Board Of Directors, told the newspaper that Cannon's departure was voluntary, and that his contract would have expired Oct. 1.

Brame credits Cannon with the transition of downtown's maintenance services to the city, support of development projects, and the creation of a downtown master streetscape plan.

Brame said the board's executive committee has initiated discussions about hiring Cannon's permanent replacement. The full board will discuss the issue during its meeting this month.

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