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Breaking: Washington D.C. Partnership CEO Steve Moore Resigns

Washington D.C. Economic Partnership CEO Steve Moore has resigned, sources confirmed today. Vice President for Development and Retail Keith Sellars, who has been with the WDCEP for nine years, will take over his position (in fact, in the few minutes since I spoke with Sellars, he's been installed as president and CEO on the WDCEP's staff page).

The Partnership has had money problems of late. Councilmember Jack Evans, who had been working with Moore to create a dedicated funding stream for the organization, didn't know about his resignation before I contacted his office. Moore also didn't notify the Office of the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development.

Sellars said that they had been planning a news release on Monday. An e-mail and call to Moore have not been returned. Will update as I get more.

UPDATE, 3:42 p.m. - The BizJo writes up some good background on Moore's struggles with the city.

Photo via Washington D.C. Economic Partnership

  • DC Guy

    I looked at the website. It is hard to understand what role this organization plays, why it exists and what it does.

    The economic development comes from the DMPED, no? The BIDs and private developers play a role too. This seems like an extraneous organization. Does it receive public monies?

  • Lydia DePillis
  • Cap City Records Panhandler

    The city is overrun by redundant agencies within govts and pseudo cbos

  • DC Guy

    Thanks Lydia. I had somehow missed that previous article.

    This voter opposes the use of DC tax dollars to support this organization. It is so redundant with what other city and private organizations are supposed to be doing - if it cannot be supported of its own efforts, then it probably shouldn't exist.