MIDLOTHIAN

Cammy Jackson, Midlothian Chamber of Commerce president, resigned from her position effective Monday.

Conducting chamber work for nearly 19 years, Jackson said she left the position to pursue other employment opportunities outside of the chamber. An email from the board of directors was sent to chamber members on Tuesday to notify them of her resignation.

“As we move forward to identify a new President/CEO, the Chamber Board of Directors will be taking an aggressive path forward with bold leadership and a vision of impactful and strategic alignment to further meet the member and community needs,” the email reads.

Jackson has served the Midlothian Chamber of Commerce since July 2013. Originally from the DeSoto Chamber of Commerce, Jackson moved to Midlothian and made many additions to the chamber’s activity, including the Fall Wine and Arts Festival that was first introduced in 2015.

Chair-elect Steve Rose said the board of directors would meet next week during their scheduled board meeting and discuss assembling a committee to begin the search for a new chamber president. Rose said he could not estimate how long the process would take.

“We’re obviously breaking through a fire hydrant right now,” he said.

Jackson said she parts with the chamber on amicable terms and wished the best for them and their next chamber president.

“I know they’re going to do well,” she said. “They have a good foundation.”

The board of director’s next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 18.

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David Dunn, @DavidDunnInTX

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