Paducah Mayor Gayle Kaler succeeded Jerry Hoover as chair of the Paducah Area Community Re-use Organization yesterday, as the PACRO board accepts Hoover's resignation and Paducah Economic Development's proposed administrator contract.
The shakeup comes after the early retirement of PACRO’S former executive director, the termination of the Purchase Area Development District administration, and Hoover’s resignation due to health concerns. In assuming the chair, Kaler said she would like to see PACRO become more effective, and learn from Savannah River Site Community Reuse Organization. PED is basing much of its marketing and asset sale strategy on that group’s model.
"It's a little late in the game to be thinking, you know, 'How can you make substantial changes?' But I never think it's too late to make substantial changes," said Kaler.
The PACRO board meets September 18th to vote on hiring engineering firm Fluor to create a site reuse plan.