"Liz Hood resigned as the executive director of the Cartersville Downtown Development Authority to pursue other opportunities. While Liz's absence will be felt, the DDA Board looks forward optimistically to the bright future of the DDA and its continued commitment to the community as a whole," the board said.
Leading the DDA since 2003, the Kingston resident helped promote and enhance the downtown business district, which includes 165 properties inside the boundaries of Leake, Bartow, Tennessee and Main streets.
"I enjoy the interaction with tourists who visit the Welcome Center and hearing their reaction to visiting an incredible city with great shops, restaurants and museums," Hood told The Daily Tribune News in January. "[I also enjoy] seeing new business owners succeed in opening their dream business downtown and their excitement as they open that first shipment to stock their shelves.
"I love the various retail seasons downtown from Valentine's Day to Christmas and everything in between and the excitement the retailers and restaurants have throughout the year. I [also] can walk out any door of our building and head to a great restaurant for lunch."