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Hinnant bids farewell to Wilmington Downtown Inc.


WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – Friday will be the last day on the job for Wilmington Downtown Incorporated’s leaders, John Hinnant.

Hinnant became the Executive Director of WDI in June of 2006 and says he has loved serving the city.

John Hinnant has been the leader of WDI for the past 6 years and says he will still be around to help downtown grow and thrive.

Hinnant announced his departure in June, but stayed on to see the completion of projects like the Downtown Sundown Concert Series.

Hinnant will now focus on his commercial real estate business. He says now is the right time to step aside, because he feels like the city is better of than it was when he first took office.

“I think we have positioned downtown to provide significant leadership to the region,” said Hinnant.

Wilmington Downtown Incorporated is a public private partnership, governed by a 35-member board. Their purpose is to promote economic growth and cultural activities and events in downtown Wilmington.

WDI began a nationwide search to replace Hinnant in June, but now word yet on who will be the organizations new leader.

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