Board members weigh benefit of posting position as full-time


ALMONT  — The recent resignation of Downtown Development Authority (DDA) part-time Executive Director Kim Schall has created a vacancy that needs to be filled.

On Tuesday, Oct. 11 DDA board members held a special meeting to discuss the process for finding Schall’s successor.

DDA Board Chairperson Andy Roosa suggested posting the vacancy on various websites to expedite the search and hiring process.

He noted that the process will require the involvement of the Almont Village Council.

“The (DDA) Executive Director is hired by the Village of Almont, and then contracted with the DDA Board,” Roosa explained. “Per the Downtown Authority, and per all the numbers that have been shared, it justifies listing the job as a full-time position.”

Board members agreed to post the position for 30-plus hours, which meets the criteria for full-time employment.

The consensus among DDA board members was to avoid posting for an “interim director” in an effort to fill the position sooner.

In the meantime, board members agreed to take on some of the various tasks previously conducted by Schall.

At the same meeting, the DDA board accepted the resignation of board member Lisa Kniesteadt.