Debbie Glick says she is calling it quits for personal reasons. With her husband's recent death and a lot on her mind, Glick says she's starting a new chapter of her life in her hometown in north Georgia.
"One of the worst days of my life come in here last week, and Debbie comes into me and says, ‘I quit.’"
During Wednesday’s DIB meeting Glick confirmed her resignation effective December 15.
"My plan is to relocate to north Georgia where I am from. We came here five years ago. My husband passed away in August. This isn't home for me. We're excited to relocate."
Glick says she's turning a new page in her life.
"We're excited to relocate back to the north Georgia area and just have every faith a wonderful door of opportunity will open for her."
After the meeting Debbie Glick spoke about her time on the DIB.
"I've truly enjoyed building a relationship with the city staff and city commissioners and am happy with what we've accomplished under the direction of our board."
After mid-December Glick will not be an active DIB member, but says she will remain available to her board members as needed. The board nominated Bayne Collins to lead the search for a new executive director.
DIB members will publicize the position and hold interviews with suitable candidates. Over the past 14 months there have been four executive directors on the DIB.
Glick was named the interim director in January of this year and permanent executive director in March.
The DIB did talk a little about the relocation. They are all in favor of keeping the offices downtown and DIB member Dwight Hicks has several suggestions of places to build he will present to the county.
On the top of that list is the speedy car wash property on Business 98.