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Search for Downtown Manager Continues

May 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

 The Downtown Development Commission has stepped up efforts to find a new mall/main street manager with the hope being the position will be filled by mid summer. The job has been in a state of flux in recent years with several individuals filling the role since the retirement of longtime manager Ed Mullaney in October of 2014- and it has been vacant since  previous manager Mikayla Dodge resigned at the end of last year. Finding a new manager is being handled as a coordinated effort involving the DDC, the CEDC and the Cumberland Mayor and City Council. With the hit that downtown businesses have suffered resulting from COVID-19, and plans for a major reconstruction of the mall in the work, CEDC executive director Paul Kelly says the new manager will have a full plate. He says clearly the responsibilities and scope of the of the job is expanding…

9 Responses to “Search for Downtown Manager Continues”

  1. May 26, 2020 at 7:45 am, Ken said:

    With Paul Kelly’s guiding hand this venture is sure to be a failure. Keep up the good work!


    • May 26, 2020 at 8:43 am, Jay said:

      Again, is there really anything to manage?


  2. May 26, 2020 at 9:44 am, jim said:

    Mission 1 remove homeless encampment on Baltimore St


  3. May 26, 2020 at 11:24 am, Ed Dodrill said:

    How about running out another good business like Downtown Dollar/Flower Sales that beautified the mall every spring/summer. The amazing downtown management staffed hassled the guy until he left. Like his flowers really took up too much of the busy downtown space.


    • May 26, 2020 at 12:08 pm, mac said:

      > Did they really hassle him until he left?
      That seemed to be a thriving business and the plants that hadn’t sold yet livened up the place.
      It would be a shame and a black mark against the powers that be if it were true.
      I’m asking because I truly don’t know.
      Based on experience with Cumberland I would tend to believe it.


  4. May 26, 2020 at 6:09 pm, hollywood said:

    I would like to nominate Mac. Based on, and I quote ” I’m asking because I truly don’t know ” Of course I realize that statement makes him over qualified, so I would like to propose a pay grade increase for the above mentioned position. You can thank me later.


    • May 27, 2020 at 9:31 am, mac said:

      > I humbly accept this position.
      As my first official act as Downtown Mall Manager I am eliminating the job of Downtown Mall Manager.


      • May 27, 2020 at 5:44 pm, hollywood said:

        Great ! And when your done with that problem, may I suggest one of the openings on the school board. We can handle that the same to the benefit of the entire community. Thank you Sir.


        • May 27, 2020 at 6:00 pm, mac said:

          > I’m your man, count me in.


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