Jordan steps down as executive director at NWEcon

By Lance Henderson

The Northwest Economic Council has announced that Nancy Jordan will be stepping down as its executive director. Jordan has held the position for the past four years, including an initial period as interim executive director.

“I have appreciated this opportunity to work with the council,” Jordan said in a press release, “and I wish great success for the council as it continues to serve the county by enhancing economic opportunity for its businesses and citizens.”

Bruce MacCormack, board chairman of the Northwest Economic Council, thanked Jordan for her years of service on behalf of the council.

He said the council has grown into a larger and more complex organization, which will require them to do a formal request for proposals in the search for a new executive director.

Going forward, MacCormack said the council’s next executive director will need energy, creativity and the ability to partner with startup businesses, which the council sees as a singularly important aspect of Whatcom County’s economic development.

“We want somebody who clearly has the ability to help us regain our economic strength in this community and has the ability to create and retain as many jobs as possible,” MacCormack said.

The council will be run by remaining staff with assistance from MacCormack until a new director is found.

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