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Main Street director resigns
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Teresa Prober resigned after less than a year as executive director for Main Street McMinnville.

Main Street McMinnville will be undergoing a leadership transition.

After nine months on the job, Teresa Prober has resigned as executive director of Main Street McMinnville. She was selected in December 2019 and began those job responsibilities on Jan. 2. 

“For the short time I have been in McMinnville, I have come to love downtown,” said Prober. “There are exciting things happening in downtown and for Main Street McMinnville. It is bittersweet that I will not be around to see the completion of all the rehab projects. Though I will miss McMinnville and the downtown business owners I have come to know and love, an opportunity has presented itself that I can’t pass up. I wish the best for Main Street McMinnville.”

Main Street McMinnville board interim president Dan Sellers wishes Prober well and says the hunt will begin for her replacement.

“I hate to see her go,” said Sellers. “She was fantastic. She honestly was. We will start the search next week for a new executive director.”

Prober submitted a resignation letter which was read to Main Street McMinnville board members on Tuesday. Efforts by the Southern Standard to obtain a copy were unsuccessful.

The job of Main Street McMinnville director has been compared to that of a mall manager. Mall managers look to promote the stores inside their mall. 

Similarly, Main Street directors have the responsibility of helping downtown businesses prosper. This can include helping them with applications for grants available to downtown businesses to organizing special promotions to draw people to Main Street.