Mayor Miro Weinberger Announces Church Street Marketplace Executive Director Ron Redmond's Departure from the City

Burlington, VT – Mayor Miro Weinberger today announced that Executive Director of the Church Street Marketplace Ron Redmond is stepping down from his position, after more than twenty years of service to the City. Redmond’s innovative tenure included helping to launch the Street Outreach Program and create the downtown’s community policing program, building a robust marketing and market research program, and sustained economic health and vibrancy through stabilizing the department’s operating budget. 

“For over thirty years, the Church Street Marketplace has been one of the Northeast’s great urban places,” said Mayor Weinberger. “For more than half of that history, the Marketplace has been run with skill and good will by Ron Redmond. I am grateful for Ron’s service to the City and the Church Street Marketplace, helping to grow and strengthen the Marketplace as a downtown destination for residents and visitors.”

“Serving the City and the Marketplace for over two decades has been a privilege,” said Redmond. “Burlington’s downtown will always hold a special place in my heart and I am looking forward to taking on new challenges.”

“The Church Street Marketplace Commission is grateful to Ron for his years of service to the Marketplace,” said Jeff Nick, chair, Church Street Marketplace District Commission. “Ron has shepherded the Marketplace through a changing and challenging retail environment and helped make Church Street a premier shopping and cultural destination for Vermonters, and New Englanders. While the Commission is sad to see Ron go, we wish him well in his future endeavors.”

Redmond has agreed to stay in his position as Executive Director until December 1, 2019 to ensure a smooth transition to a new director. The Church Street Marketplace Executive Director is appointed by the mayor with the confirmation by the City Council.


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