After leading the downtown redevelopment charge for almost two years, Main Street Texarkana executive director Nita Fran Hutcheson is passing the baton.

Hutcheson announced her retirement Tuesday from Main Street Texarkana and as Texarkana Chamber of Commerce tourism consultant.

Her retirement is effective May 31.

Hutcheson was announced as the downtown organization’s leader July 30, 2010 and officially began in mid-August of that year.

Prior to being Main Street Texarkana’s executive director, Hutcheson had been the marketing and development director for the Texarkana Arts and Humanities Council.

See Thursday’s Gazette for further coverage.

Published: 05/02/2012