The head of a Saline County agency will be relinquishing his position that he has held for about two years in the coming months.

According to a news release, during the regular-session meeting of the Marshall-Saline Development Corporation on Tuesday, September 12, executive director Stan Moore announced his intention to retire and resign from MSDC at the end of 2017 or early in 2018.

Moore joined MSDC on a part-time basis in March of 2011. He later became a full-time employee as assistant executive director and assumed the position of executive director in December 0f 2015.

Moore said his time frame for retirement is somewhat flexible because there are several projects in the works he wants to see through. He said the reason for him to announce his retirement early is so that the agency can initiate the search for his replacement and allow for a smooth transition.

In other news from the meeting, it was announced that Mary Keller will continue to work with MSDC as the Tourism Coordinator. Keller first joined the agency in January of 2017 as the Eclipse Coordinator.

The release says that previously, all economic development duties, as well as tourism-related duties, were performed by the executive director, and “while tourism continues to serve as an economic-development tool for MSDC, separating the economic-development and tourism duties provides the opportunity for each individual to focus on their respective scope of work.”