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Andersonville Chamber Executive Director Resigning, Search For Replacement Postponed

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After over three years at the helm of the Andersonville Chamber of Commerce (ACC) and the Andersonville Sustainable Community Alliance (ASCA), its Executive Director Sara Dinges has resigned from her position in order to take a new job with the City of Chicago.

Dinges has been an integral part of the community for over a decade bu playing an active role in both the political and economic landscapes of Andersonville, Edgewater and Uptown. With a background in the the areas of economic and community development; she has held the Executive Director position at the Chamber for Uptown, was the Director of Economic Development and Communications for 48th Ward Alderman Harry Osterman, and was the Managing Director of the Andersonville Development Corporation (now ASCA).

“It has been an honor to work alongside all of you since first joining the Andersonville team in 2008,” said Dinges in a release. “I am proud to have been a part of molding and showcasing our neighborhood’s unique story, and continuing to make it a safe and welcoming place for all. I am amazed by what our current team has accomplished, and I strongly believe I am leaving the Chamber in the most caring and capable hands.”

With Dinges’ last day set to be Wednesday, July 29, ACC also announced that there will be no effort conducted at this time for her replacement. Instead the current ACC staff and Board of Directors will together lead the organization.

The search has been put on hold as ACC continues to navigate the waters during the COVID-19 crisis which has caused ‘major budget constraints’ on the 501(c)6 organization.


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