Newly appointed Woodinville Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Christopher Burgess has stepped down from his position. Burgess accepted the role roughly eight months ago. His resignation is effective immediately.
“The position required far more time than I had anticipated — I was hired part-time and worked full-time,“ Burgess said. “I made the decision to resign because I wanted to spend more time with family. I hadn’t ridden my horses much nor been out on my boat as much as I would’ve like to either.
“I thought following Celebration Woodinville would be a good time to step down so my departure wouldn’t be disruptive. I enjoyed my time working with the Chamber, which in my opinion is first and foremost in the advancement of business in Woodinville.”
Board Chair Eileen Votteler said the Chamber appreciated the time and effort Burgess devoted to the Executive Director position.
“The Board of Directors of the Woodinville Chamber wish to thank Christopher for his contributions over the past eight months. The Chamber will move forward as a strong advocate for local business, helping to promote, strengthen and represent a successful business community.”
As far a s future plans go, Burgess said he’s always been active as a security advisor and will continue to do so, while also pursuing his passion for writing, having authored two books and penning hundreds of articles for various for various publications.
Votteler said the Executive Board was expected to meet on Sept. 11 to discuss the next steps for the structure of the Chamber staff and how best to proceed.