Downtown Danville, Inc. has eliminated the director position and is looking at what direction it will take for the future.
Jordan Cundiff has served as DDI executive director since January 2015 and served as interim director the year before that. DDI is a non-profit organization formed in 1983 to promote a vibrant business, residential and entertainment district while serving as a catalyst for economic, social and cultural enrichment in downtown Danville. It also helps improve property values downtown.
DDI board chairman Rob Black said the board and Cundiff agreed to part ways.
Meanwhile this week The Danville City Council’s Public Services Committee will consider withholding part of the funding it pays to Downtown Danville, Inc. to partially pay for a Tax Increment Financing District consultant.
The city council in January 2017 approved partnering with DDI in the creation of a downtown TIF district. According to city officials, DDI agreed to share equally in the $30,000 cost of the consultant for the TIF district. According to the resolution, DDI made a single payment of $7,500 during the 2017-2018 fiscal year and has told the city that it does not currently have the funds to pay the remaining $7,500. DDI board president Rob Black said there was miscommunication about DDI paying back the amount in three or two payments. .DDI thought it would be paying smaller amounts over a longer period.
The city wishes to enter into a modified repayment plan with DDI for the remaining amount.