From the Niagara Falls Review:
The Niagara Parks Commission plans to announce a new general manager in a “few weeks,” says chairwoman Janice Thomson.
“We’re currently in the interview process. I believe we’re just a few weeks away from having our new GM announced. The start date will depend on variables,” she said.
Current GM John Lohuis will retire, as of Aug. 31.
Thomson said Lohuis is currently taking some vacation time.
David Adames, the commission’s senior director of business development, has been appointed acting GM.
Thomson said the commission is working through a search agency, which has presented them with “some candidates that we’re currently interviewing.
From the Niagara Gazette:
Niagara Falls Redevelopment.
For many years, candidates seeking elected office in the city of Niagara Falls have been asked how they would advise the city to deal with the company which, through its various affiliates, owns more than 400 parcels of prime real estate near the heart of downtown.
This year’s crop of mayoral candidates and city council hopefuls generally agree more needs to be done from the city’s end to spur action within NFR’s development territory.
The majority also said they would support a direct approach — simply sitting down with owner Howard Milstein or his associates and discussing why more hasn’t happened on NFR land and what more can be done from the city’s end to help move things along.