By Heather Lusk
Tracy Phillips, executive director for the Zionsville Chamber of Commerce, tendered her resignation in July. She will not, however, be leaving the job soon.
Phillips said she committed to stay with the chamber until Christmas in the Village to provide whatever guidance and support is needed.
“For a job as big as this with as few staff as we have, I think it’s only fair to the members of the chamber,” Phillips said. “I want to do a good job for the time I’m here.”
Chamber board President Andrew Manna said the new executive director may be announced in October and hopes that Phillips can continue to work alongside the new person.
Manna said the board searched for someone able to balance the business side of the chamber’s work with event planning while working with the town governments of Zionsville and Whitestown.
“We do have a lot of events but also want to continue to expand our reach for the businesses of the Zionsville Chamber,” Manna said.
Phillips has not been part of the interview process but is ready to train her successor to ensure a seamless transition.
After leaving the chamber, Phillips plans to spend more time with her family and find other ways to serve the community.