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A long-time board member and former chairperson of the Nature Coast Business Development Council, (NCBDC), is stepping down.
Carol McQueen announced at last month’s NCBDC board meeting that she is resigning from the board she has been serving on since its formation.
McQueen – the Levy County Tourist Development Council director – stated to the board and in a subsequent letter to the county coordinator that she felt, as a county employee, the board would be better served by appointing a business leader to fill her seat. She also resigned her positions on the Enterprise Zone Development Agency (EZDA) and the Levy County Industrial Development Authority (LCIDA).
McQueen has served in a multitude of roles the last 18 years, including being instrumental in helping form all three organizations, as well as the TDC, and getting the tourist development tax passed. She also served as interim Executive Director of the NCBDC and LCIDA when these councils were searching for successors.
At its July 10 board meeting, NCBDC chairman Doug King presented McQueen with a plaque honoring her nearly two decades of involvement. It credited her “invaluable dedication, knowledge and passion for economic development in Levy County, and for enriching the lives of visitors and residents alike through your service to NCBDC and EZDA. Thank you for your leadership and guidance, and for the personal scarifies you have seen these visions through. July 2012” signed by Chairman Doug King-NCBDC and Chairman Skipper Henderson-EZDA.