WLCBIA president resigns from post

Susan Benton has resigned as president of the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Association.

  • Aug. 4, 2011 7:00 p.m.

Susan Benton has resigned as president of the Williams Lake Central Business Improvement Area Association.

The association made the announcement yesterday.

Sheila Mortensen, the vice-president, will take over the presidency until the association’s next annual general meeting to be held in January. Benton had been in the position since January.

In a press release, Benton called the decision “difficult.”

She cited her commitment to Curves that made the continuation of her presidency a challenge.

Judy O’Neill, association executive director, noted Benton had been a board member and will continue as a member of the association and pointed to contributions Benton made during her time as president.

“Sue was very helpful in putting on Street Party which was a vast amount of work,” said O’Neill, noting that the work doesn’t end there and continues with Art Walk and Winter Lights festivities.

“It’s a lot of ongoing work. You’re always doing something.”

Mortensen is a long-term board member and two-time vice-president.