Star Staff Reports
The Millington Area Chamber of Commerce announced last Thursday the upcoming departure of Dianne Baker.
“It is with much forethought and sadness that Dianne Baker has tendered her resignation as Executive Director of the Millington Area Chamber of Commerce,” 2018 Chairman of the Board R. Glynn Williford said. “Her final day is June 15, 2018. She asked that I accept, and with much reluctance, I agreed.”
The Executive Committee will be meeting soon to begin the search process. The Executive Committee is comprised of the officers of the Board.
“In my sixth year on the Board, I can say unreservedly that the Chamber has experienced explosive growth under Dianne’s leadership and we are clearly on an upward trajectory,” Williford said. “She left it better than she found it. We cannot thank her enough for her service to the Chamber. When you see her, give her a big hug.”
Below is the letter handwritten by Baker to the staff and Board of the Chamber.
Dear Millington Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors,
It has come that time in my life to say goodbye to a very special group of people. A lot of you are closer than family and I am deeply appreciate of your friendship.
Our Millington Area Chamber of Commerce has been a great journey for my Bob & me. I have learned, grown, matured and worked hard to promote our city and its greatness. The greatness are our people!
Scripture says that there is a beginning and an end, an Alpha & an Omega in every situation and this is now happening to the job that has served me well. I started as an interim three and half years ago but this journey will end on June 15, 2018.
Remembering to look forward and not to the past. The future is bright and hope spring eternal.
With great love,