Sellers steps aside as EDA director

Published: Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 10:03 AM.

Citing health and family concerns Barry Sellers announced his resignation as executive director of the Gulf County Economic Development Alliance, Inc.

Sellers’ resignation is effective Friday, Nov. 29. He returned to his native Arkansas for continued treatment as he fights a recurrence of cancer.

The resignation, he said in a letter to the EDA board, was in no way a reflection of the organization and its non-profit partners.

“I hate to see his health issues came back up because he had done a great job for the EDA,” said EDA board president Guerry Magidson. “He had gotten us back up to the point where things were moving forward.

“He did a super job and he a fine man who really cares about this county.”

Sellers emphasized that the EDA board was comprised of five good business volunteers, had a contract with the Board of County Commissioners that runs through the end of 2014 and urged local officials to “stay the course.”

“Keep the organization running and stay the course on the port,” Sellers wrote.

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