A very fond farewell

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Change itself is never easy and announcing it is even harder. After more than four years – 1,587 days to be exact – of working for the Downtown Association of Fairbanks it’s time to call it a day.

I have enjoyed my time here immensely. In just these four years I’ve seen downtown change and grow. I am a staunch defender, when it comes to downtown Fairbanks, of the phrase “It just keeps getting better and better.” It does, every single day.
I appreciate being given the opportunity to work with each and every one of you and to showcase the good people, businesses and vibes that make downtown Fairbanks the place it is. And, as an added bonus, I’ve made innumerable friends along the way.

On October 16, I’ll be moving from the east side of Cushman to the west, where I’ll begin my new job at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum. I’m excited to get started and I know I’ll see many of you again soon. A shift in job doesn’t negate my need for a strong coffee, a delicious steak or a new pair of trousers!

That means I’ll still be downtown. Of course I will be. It’s impossible to come to work five-days-a-week for four years in such a unique place and not want to keep doing it. While I’ll be in a new role starting Monday, old habits die hard. I’m sure I’ll forget and park in my old spot, I’ll still fret about the Downtown Guide and I’ll continue to mull over which color we should use on the Midnight Sun Festival shirts. Downtown’s in my blood and fortunately there’s no cure.

For the last time at the Downtown Association of Fairbanks (but for the first time at the Fairbanks Children’s Museum) I say to you all: I’ll see you downtown!