DAVIDSON – Kris Krider has resigned suddenly as Davidson’s economic development manager.
The town sent out an announcement Tuesday, March 29, announcing he was leaving the next day, Wednesday, March 30, “to pursue other opportunities.”
Krider served as Davidson’s planning director for six years and economic development manager since July 1. He was instrumental in the design of many new neighborhoods, especially influencing the Circles at 30 mixed-use development.
“Kris is a dynamic and articulate speaker,” Town Manager Leamon Brice said in the news release. “He advocated smart-growth principles with passion and encouraged citizens, staff and the board to see the possibilities.”
Said Krider: “My resignation comes with a heavy heart. Davidson is a one-of-a-kind community, and I warmly thank the staff, current and former board of commissioners, residents, business owners, regional colleagues and the real estate development community for the opportunity to work together to make Davidson what it is today.
“… Growth has slowed with the downturn in the economy, and I am anxious to carry the Davidson message forward in my career. The town is ready for the future and competitively positioned to continue as a leader in high-quality living, working and protection of our natural resources. I am proud of what I was able to accomplish, and I am honored to be a part of the Davidson story.”